Wisconsin can cut its prison population in half. Actions taken in 2015 can make it happen. Learn how action by people of faith and good will can be the decisive factor.
11×15 Blueprint to End Mass Incarceration
Wednesday, December 10
State Capitol, Room 411S
Following the presentation, anyone interested in being part of the solution is invited to nearby First United Methodist Church for lunch and to meet in groups to work on strategies to continue to demand:
- Increased resources for Treatment Alternatives and Diversions (TAD) programs that can keep thousands of people out of prison.
- The Second Chance Act, which will keep most 17 year-olds out of adult courts
- Sentencing Reform
- Parole for more than 2,500 eligible prisoners who have been denied a fair chance for release, even after they have served the time intended by judges.
- An end to the torture that is Solitary Confinement
- “Compassionate Release” for prisoners who are elderly and/or very ill
- Alternatives to Revocation for many of the 4,000 people whose Supervision or Parole is revoked for “technical violations”
- Audit and reform of a faulty GPS Monitoring system
- Transitional Jobs opportunities for thousands of long-term unemployed Wisconsinites, including many with conviction histories
- Ban the Box legislation and reform of the CCAP on-line data base
For more information, contact David Liners at 414-736-2099, or at firstname.lastname@example.org Or, contact any local WISDOM organization.