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Franz Strasser of the BBC interviews Lois Quinn, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, and Project Return staff as part of his investigation of Wisconsin's high incarceration rate for African Americans. (5 min. video)

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Cheryl Corley of National Public Radio talks to John Pawasarat, District Attorney John Chisholm, a spokesperson for churches allied to reduce Wisconsin incarceration levels, and Milwaukee ex-offenders in her exploration of why Wisconsin's black male prison rates are so far above other states. (5 min. audio)

Gene Demby of NPR highlights key issues.

NPR "Tell Me More" interview with Lena Taylor discusses "ground zero" zipcode 53206. Marc Mauer talks about disproportionate drug law arrest and sentencing policies (11 min. audio)

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Steve Walters' WisconsinEye video interview of Pawasarat on job training, prison diversion, and driver's license policies to address high rates of incarceration and job prospects for African American men from Milwaukee. (33 min. video)

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The Kathleen Dunn Show of Wisconsin Public Radio with Pawasarat and Rev. Willie Briscoe talking about labor force needs of ex-offenders and community alternatives to incarceration. (1 hr. audio)

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Pawasarat interview with Marge Pitrof on WUWM re importance of using workforce investment funds for ex-offenders. (4 min. audio)

Kenneth Harris, President of 100 Black Men discusses entrepreneurship supports and education priorities for ex-offenders with LaToya Dennis. (4 min. audio)

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Colunist James Causey tackles issues related to Wisconsin's mass incarceration of black males, including trauma among inmates and inner city youth, life sentences, unemployment, need for more drug treatment options, and housing segregation.

John Pawasarat guest editorial on "Mass incarceration of black males must stop"

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Bruce Murphy of Urban Milwaukee on sentencing and drug enforcement policies, impacts on central city neighborhoods, and workforce investment policies.

Few minority workers are employed by the large construction firms of the Milwaukee metro area, according to ETI's analysis of company EEO-1 filings.

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The Sentencing Project on "Wisconsin leads nation in black male incarceration rates"

Shepherd Express calls Wisconsin's incarceration rate "shocking."

The People's Mic (92.1 FM Madison, WI) interviews Marc Mauer about prison sentencing and his book "Race to Incarcerate."

Lily Bolourian of Policymic.com discusses Obama administration's plans to pivot the "War on Drugs" away from criminalization towards treatment.

BET on racial disparities in the prison system.

The Cap Times interviews Pamela Oliver of UW-Madison.

The BizTimes coverage of the ETI report.

UW-Madison Badger Herald looks at Wisconsin's drug sentencing laws.

Eugene Kane in OnMilwaukee.com discusses "a dubious national title" -- "number one in locking up black men".

Brennan Center newsletter examines unequal incarceration of poor defendants.

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