The “First Step Act”, as the Federal Criminal Justice Reform bill is known, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President at the end of 2018. While it looks at trying to reform sentences of prisoners in Federal custody, a vast majority incarcerated persons are housed in state facilities as a result […]
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”, […]
Less than a week before the planned start of a nationwide strike in prisons across the United States, several groups working to challenge racism and mass incarceration will host an educational program by racial justice advocates Reggie Jackson and Ben Turk. Strike organizers are calling for peaceful actions like workstoppages, hunger strikes, sit ins and […]
Republican Wisconsin Senator and U.S. Senate Candidate Leah Vukmir wants to throw parolees and those on probation back in jail if they do anything wrong… even if it means spending state money to build more prisons. Vukmir’s legislation, Senate Bill 54 would revoke the probation or parole for anyone who is charged with a new […]
Gil Halsted hosts Judge Everett Mitchell and Mr. Rudy Bankston in a discussion of criminal justice and prison reform, particularly as it relates to juveniles in Dane County and the Wisconsin system in general. Some songs of prison life are used to introduce general topics for discussion.
Gil Halstead hosts a program about prison reform needed in Wisconsin. It’s a mix of discussion and music. Prison doors slam on close to 3000 people in Wisconsin each year. They are people on parole or probation locked up not for committing a crime but for breaking a rule of their supervision like missing […]