Did you know that a 2003 Supreme Court ruling, claiming a 80% recidivism rate of sex offenders was based on an unfounded and unsupported statement by a prison social worker? And a high-school romance of an 18-year old with a 16-year old classmate that “goes too far” could result in a lifetime of GPS monitoring? […]
Unlike major cities with a larger established Black population, Madison’s newer, but growing, Black community is lacking any sort of cultural anchor — so says Dr. Alex Gee, Director of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Development. Dr. Gee plans to change that, and his vision for “The Center for Black Excellence and Culture” on the […]
In this month’s 8 O’Clock Buzz/Ex-PO program, Jerome Dillard talks with Mark Rice, Organizer for MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity) and Allison Frankel from the ACLU about the new report “Revoked: Probation and Parole Feed Mass Incarceration in the United States” — the cycling of individuals from probation back to incarceration without […]
No standardization of community correction / community supervision policies in Wisconsin — according to Karen Reece Phifer, V.P. of Research and Education at the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development in Madison. The probation and parole system is heavily overburdened and under supported, which leads to inconsistencies in administration and makes Wisconsin the worst state […]
In today’s 8 O’Clock Buzz Ex-PO hour, Jerome Dillard speaks with Melissa Sargent, candidate for the 16th District Senate seat vacated by Mark Miller. The discussion focuses on her work on social justice issues, investing in people and opportunities rather than punishment, disproportionate rates of arrest for people of color, legalization of cannabis, and more.
Jerome Dillard from Ex-Incarcerated Persons Organizing interviews Dr. Rev. Alex Gee and Dr. Karen Reece-Pfifer about their work with the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development, including work in the community to strive for equity and fairness, and assist those leaving jails or prisons reenter the community with housing, mentorship, employment, and advocacy.