In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, gatherings of ten people or more in confined spaces are forbidden in Wisconsin. But, that ban doesn’t apply to state prisons. David Liners is the state director of WISDOM, a coalition of groups that advocate for criminal justice reform. Liners says COVID-19 could spread rapidly throughout Wisconsin’s […]
While COVID-19 has Wisconsinites hunkering down at home, over 20,000 state residents have little choice: prisoners. Earlier today, WORT reporter Audrey Palzkill spoke with Elise Schaffer, Public Information Officer with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, to learn how the county jail is taking steps to combat the virus. Photo credit: Carolyn Fath/Isthmus
Today, Allen turns the mic over to WORT’s listeners. Topics include the 100th anniversary of the November 2nd, 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Wisconsin legislature’s effort to open up sulfide mining in the state, continuing news of the WEDC board and Foxconn, and news about the Dane County jail renovations.
On December 27, 2014, Brandi Grayson addressed a crowd of almost a thousand as they blocked traffic on Madison’s East Washington Avenue. The Young Gifted and Black Coalition organized dozens of similar protests in the wake of a Race to Equity report that condemned racial disparities in Madison and Dane County and later, in response […]
MADISON (WORT) — On Tuesday, the Public Protection & Judiciary Committee convened once again to debate options for the jail. Activists from Young, Gifted, and Black were there and so was WORT’s Antonio Marquez.
Ann Pooler from Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity, or MOSES joins us to talk alternatives to the county jail.