On Monday evening, a coalition of carceral reform groups are holding a candlelight vigil outside the Governor’s Mansion. Their goal is to draw attention to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state’s prisons and to remember the nineteen incarcerated Wisconsinites who have died of COVID-19. For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with David […]
Today, members of several decarceral groups held an action outside the Governor’s Mansion in the Village of Maple Bluff. They’ve been doing so on a regular basis for more than a month, urging Governor Tony Evers to take action to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin prisons, or even acknowledge the situation. “When I […]
Regular guest host Jerome Dillard talks with Peggy West, ExPO Campaign Coordinator, and David Liners, WISDOM State Director, about voting: for incarcerated individuals, Wisconsin voter disenfranchisement while in the community, the fact that the 14th amendment doesn’t limit felons from voting, Jim Crow tactics in Wisconsin national and local elections. Also timely, issues surrounding COVID […]
Jerome Dillard talks with David Liners, State Director of WISDOM, and Ramiah Whiteside, community organizer for that organization. WISDOM is a multi-faith organization which works on immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, and promoting public transportation, and support of incarcerated people. Today they talk about prison gerrymandering, closing the Green Bay Correctional Institute, and a support […]
Jerome Dillard interviews David Liners from WISDOM, a grassroots organization comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, from about 160 congregations of 19 different religious traditions. Besides criminal justice reform,WISDOM and its local organizations promote Immigrant Rights, Economic Justice, Health Care availability, Public Transportation, Workforce Housing, and more.