Damita Brown talks with Anthony Cooper, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Reentry Services from Nehemiah about prison reform, court reforms, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, banning the box and what it’s like returning to free society. More information at https://nehemiah.org/ Photo by WORT News Department
Damita Brown talks with… – Anthony Cooper, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Reentry Services from Nehemiah about prison reform, court reforms, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, banning the box and what it’s like returning to free society. More information at https://nehemiah.org/ – Christine Nobiss, Founder of Great Plains Action Society about indigenous rights, water rights, and […]
“Monitoring from birth to death” — this is how author and prison reform activist, Victoria Law, describes the juncture of liberal prison reformists and financial conservatives efforts to monitor people …focussing on people of color…in efforts to reduce the cost of prisons. The result is electronic monitoring which may start in schools (and before), and […]
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.
From Governor Tony Evers’ pardons to Oklahoma’s record-day of commutations, stories of incarceration and freedom have recently dotted both local and national headlines. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster digs into the history of American incarceration, tracing its complex attachment to slavery in the U.S. and how Wisconsin prisons compare to those across the […]
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.