In this special edition of the 8 O’Clock Buzz — ExPO edition, host Jerome Dillard reminisces with Tamara Oman about the early days of ExPO, the Voices Beyond Bars speakers bureau, peer support, relationship building, and more. They are joined in the second half of the show by Peggy West, ExPO Campaign Coordinator, and the […]
In this special ExPO hour (Ex-incarcerated Prisoners Organizing), host Jerome Dillard interviews 3 recently released inmates of several Wisconsin prisons to get the facts about the COVID infection risks to inmates. They relate their experiences of a lack of PPE, lack of proper quarantine of infected inmates and staff, their struggle over COVID-related health concerns. […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this week’s ExPO hour, Jerome Dillard and fellow ExPO workers Aaron Hicks and Carl Fields stray from the usual topic of prison reform to address the ongoing injustice and indignity of the police shooting of Jacob Blake and others suffering at the hands of police violence against Blacks.