Today we bring you a jam-packed variety show! We kick off the hour with a discussion of the Mueller report and what it means for the Trump presidency with guest Eric Umansky from ProPublica. Next, prison activist Ben Turk offers updates on the Wisconsin prisoners’ hunger strike against solitary confinement. And in the final segment, […]
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 […]
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 […]
How are prisons tearing families and communities apart? How does this institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans decimate poor communities of color? What community-based initiatives foster antiracist, anticlassist, prohumanity approaches to justice? Check out 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!
Each month, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism for an update on their work to “protect the vulnerable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions.” A third of all men in Wisconsin prisons and two thirds of incarcerated women have diagnosed mental illnesses. Many require a regular regimen of […]