John Chisholm, Milwaukee County DA, discusses reentry programs and problems on RiverWest Radio:
You should hold people accountable for what they do. But you should not use the supervision period for perpetual confinement. It’s not in people’s interest or the state’s, in terms of how much we spend on individuals who are incarcerated….
And just as importantly, it has detrimental effects in the community itself, which extends to other members of the community who are often dependent on them for income and support. …
The ultimate goal isn’t to say “gotcha” on a rule violation and send you back to prison….What we need to work on is connecting people with the resources they need to help them be successful. That’s not only the most effective thing to do but the best thing for the community – to integrate everyone back into the community in a safe and productive way.
See the full interview and other programs at http://www.riverwestradio.com/show/expo-ex-prisoners-organizing/