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Wisconsin Prison Issues -- WUWM Programs

WUWM Project Milwaukee series

Employment and Training Institute research:
"Wisconsin's Mass Incarceration of African American Males" (2013)
"Statewide Imprisonment of Black Men in Wisconsin" (2014)

WUWM Milwaukee public radio (89.7 FM) collaborated with MPTV on a year-long Project Milwaukee special series on "Black Men in Prison" examining the causes and consequences of Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration. Partial list of programs below.

REDUCING INCARCERATION AND RECIDIVISM LEVELS

COMMUNITY IMPACTS OF MASS INCARCERATION

POLICING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ISSUES

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES

WHY IS WISCONSIN’S INCARCERATION RATE SO HIGH?

NATIONAL RESEARCH

community forum

WUWM and MPTV sponsored a community forum in May 2014 to explore solutions to Wisconsin's mass incarceration levels with over 400 religious leaders, parents of inmates, ex-offenders, students, community activists, and concerned residents.
Radio summary (5 min.) | audio recording (2 hr.) | MPTV televised highlights and discussion (27 min.)
community forum

Community forum in March 2014 sponsored by MPTV and WUWM at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum: panelists Rev. Willie Brisco, Rev. Mark Evans, Torre Jackson, and E. Michael McCann said jobs are the number one issue. (1 hr. 30 min.)

WUWM program

WUWM interviewed former inmates and families of present inmates for a "I am more than my record" special web project. Profiles continue to be posted on tumblr.

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