The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who have banded together to take that on. The Free The 350 Bail Fund […]
Nearly 2.3 million adults are currently incarcerated in the United States, which represents the highest incarceration rate in the world. How did this come to be? What led to the construction of the carceral state? On today’s episode, we learn about the history of mass incarceration in Los Angeles and beyond with UCLA history professor Kelly […]
On August 21, 2018, the U.S. saw the beginning of an ongoing nationwide prison strike demanding improved conditions for inmates, sentencing reform, and voting rights. On today’s episode, sub host Gil Halsted takes a close look at the strike with guests Amani Sawari, spokesperson for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, and Ben Turk of the Milwaukee Incarcerated […]
A Public Affair contributor Gil Halsted recorded a talk given by Angela J. Davis earlier this month during the Wisconsin Book Festival, entitled “Policing the Black Man.” Ms. Davis is a professor of law at American University, editor of the recent book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, and author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American […]
What can we expect from the DA’s decision on the Tony Robinson officer involved shooting? How will the community respond? How do national politicians feel about mass incarceration? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Did you know that the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world? We are home to 5 percent of the global population, but we hold 25 percent of the world’s inmates. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!