Earlier today, Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett announced that county jail staff would begin referring to incarcerated folks as “residents” instead of “inmates.” Sheriff Barrett says that the small change could make a big difference. “This change in language is a way to humanize those who are incarcerated in our jail, and eliminate some of […]
Back in December, Jimmie Joshua broke his hip in an altercation with Sheriff’s Deputies while he was incarcerated in the Dane County Jail. Five months later, Joshua’s fiancee Allison Davidson is still seeking justice.
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Nearly 7,500 people in Wisconsin’s prisons have tested positive with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. According to the state Department of Corrections, there are more than 1,800 active cases and ten people have died from the virus. Locally, the Dane County Jail, which is administered by the Sheriff’s office, reported nearly forty positive cases in […]
Last Thursday, the Dane County Board of Supervisors passed a large criminal justice reform package intended to address racial disparities in policing and incarceration. While local officials say the package is an important first step in bringing concrete change, some Madison residents criticized the package for not going far enough. The Dane County Board of […]
[Editor’s Note: After this story aired, a member of the County’s Public Protection and Judiciary Committee reached out to clarify that, while budgeting issues are at play, the committee’s vote to postpone the jail project was in order to revisit and plan social and racial justice reforms associated with the project.] Last week, Dane County […]