There are approximately 12,500 incarcerated persons in Wisconsin’s county jails. More than half of that number have not been convicted of a crime, but remain in jail because they are unable to post bail. Though many of those incarcerated in Wisconsin’s county jails are eligible to vote, at least 32 counties of the 72 counties […]
Hope Owens-Wilson, Youth Organizer of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about their Virtual Summer Justice Institute for High School Students, this year going full digital. The program focuses on teaching and training high school students in the working of the criminal justice system, social justice, and combining these lessons with a side focus on art.
The ACLU of Wisconsin has sent a letter to the Sheboygan County Sheriff, asking him to rescind his agreement with ICE to detain released prisoners, in light of the social isolation needed for the COVID-19 precautions. Tim Muth from the ACLU of Wisconsin elaborates on the issue.
Despite growing trends in the country for prison reform with less incarceration, the Wisconsin legislature is proposing 9 bills which would increase the number of prisoners in the state. Jerome Dillard from Ex-Po talks with Sean Wilson and Emilio DeTorre from the ACLU of Wisconsin about these bills and an organized protest and discussions with […]
Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.
Today’s show is all about civil disobedience: the history and practice, strategies, and its role in public and political life. Our guests for the hour are from the ACLU of Wisconsin: Emilio De Torre, director of community engagement, and Molly Collins, advocacy director. We begin with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, […]