As traumatic as the pandemic has been, imagine if you were locked up, where you cannot properly socially distance, or always get access to hand sanitizer. Imagine watching your cellmate slowly getting sicker and sicker. On this edition of the Access Hour, host Ramiah Whiteside, a coordinator with Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing (EXPO) gives us a […]
In 2020, the world went on “lockdown.” In March of 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) went on “modified lockdown” which basically means all unnecessary movement was stopped. Work-release was stopped. Visits were stopped. Educational and treatment programs were stopped. The only thing that was not stopped was the spread of COVID-19. Out here, we can […]
On this month’s Ex-PO edition of the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jerome Dillard talks with prison reform activists Ramiah Whiteside and Kevin Cook about a number of topics, first and foremost being COVID in Wisconsin prisons and a proposed Assembly to vaccinate inmates no sooner than 21 days after the vaccine is available to the general […]
Jerome Dillard talks with David Liners, State Director of WISDOM, and Ramiah Whiteside, community organizer for that organization. WISDOM is a multi-faith organization which works on immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, and promoting public transportation, and support of incarcerated people. Today they talk about prison gerrymandering, closing the Green Bay Correctional Institute, and a support […]
Jerome Dillard from Ex Incarcerated Persons Organizing (ExPO) talks with Ramiah Whiteside, Barron Walker, and James Morgan about their problems, ideas, and solutions to re-integrating persons released from prisons into the community.