The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who have banded together to take that on. The Free The 350 Bail Fund […]
Tune in to any number of crime shows on television, and you’ll be awed by the high-tech forensic science on display. Time and again, investigators conclusively prove a suspect’s guilt with single strands of hair or a small scrap of DNA. One would think that such forensic techniques are infallible. In truth, however, not only […]
Imagine having your every move tracked by the government by a device permanently fastened to your ankle. The device has a battery in it, and must be plugged in every few hours. Failure to recharge it could result in your arrest. The device often malfunctions, resulting in gaps in communication and resulting in arrest, potentially […]
Representative Evan Goyke says now’s the time for criminal justice reform. If lawmakers don’t act fast, he says the first prisoner in Wisconsin’s system since 2001 will be forced into a private prison out of state in 2018. “The prison system is designed to hold about 17.5 thousand inmates, and yet … [it has] about […]
We begin the show with Larry Dupuis, legal director with the ACLU of Wisconsin, who recently filed a lawsuit challenging conditions at Wisconsin’s youth prison. Next, Esty is joined by organizers and speakers of the No Child Behind Bars tour, Amanda Weatherspoon and Nadya Tannous, and local activist Brandi Grayson. Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister […]
Alix Shabazz, M Adams, and T Banks from Freedom, Inc. join Carousel Bayrd in the studio to talk about the past week in Madison, from black on black crime, racism in the community, Genele Laird, and the criminal justice system. You can find out more about Freedom Inc on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.