Jerome Dillard from Ex Incarcerated Persons Organizing (ExPO) talks with Ramiah Whiteside, Barron Walker, and James Morgan about their problems, ideas, and solutions to re-integrating persons released from prisons into the community.
In this episode of the 8 O’clock Buzz, ExPO edition, Jerome Dillard talks about voting rights of ex-incarcerated individuals with state Senator Lena Taylor and Peggy West from the S.E. Wisconsin ExPO chapter. Unlock the vote is the message of the day!
James Dillard interviews Aaron Hicks of Nehemiah, James Morgan of the Madison Area Urban Ministries, and Felix Giboney from Trained to Grow about the difficulties facing African American youth today and their efforts to intervene, provide peer support, help deal with family issues and generally “walk with them” to help provide positive opportunities and “lived […]
Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.
Sheryl McFarland, member of “Just Leadership USA” talks with Jerome Dillard about the efforts by that group to close the Milwaukee County Secure Detention Facility, a prison used primarily to house parole revoked, but released, ex-incarcerated individuals. The center has experienced 1 death per year of its 18 year existence, and the group is working […]
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”, […]