Last night, a review committee tasked with the construction of a new county jail received a virtual tour of what the new facility would look like. The jail was initially approved by the County Board in 2017, with a budget of $76 million, to build four floors on top of the current Public Safety Building. […]
James Morgan spent more than a decade in prison. He is now the lead peer support specialist at the Madison Urban Ministry where he helps formerly incarcerated people re-integrate into the community. Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, he’s been getting emails and phone calls from people serving time in state prisons. Here’s a recent one. […]
Lisa Matteur, an Outreach Librarian at the Madison Public Library and Talib Akbar, a former solitary inmate joined Brian Standing in the WORT studios to talk about the movement to eliminate the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin.
What are the details of the jail resolution passed last night by the Dane County Board’s Public Protection and Judiciary Committee? What’s next? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find our more!
Does Dane County need a bigger, better jail? Even at a 135 million dollar price tag? Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney joined us to review the options and need for a new facility.