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.
James Morgan, Peer Support Specialist at Madison Urban Ministries and member of Ex-PO interviews Latoya Greer about her experiences as a Black woman in the current system of law enforcement, incarceration, and the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions on the incarcerated individuals in the state.
Buzz host Jerome Dillard speaks with Aaron Hicks about the difficulties that ex-incarcerated individuals have winning back the right to vote, both in Wisconsin and other states. In the second segment of the show, Jerome and Aaron speak with Ed Wall, former Director of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and author of the book “Unethical”, […]
Host Jerome Dillard talks with Mikal Ngubane from “Born Free Organization” about his experiences in the prison system, and his Chicago-based group’s motto: “We Can Help Ourselves”