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 misdemeanor or felony. The bill has already passed the Assembly, along with $350 million dollars for a new prison, and now heads to the state Senate on March 20th.
Erik Howland is President of Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity, better known as MOSES, one of several social justice groups opposing SB 54. Erik Howland, joins Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.