Letter to Governor Evers

On Tuesday March 26th, CLOSEmsdf member organizations and allies will deliver a list of initiatives we expect Governor Evers' office to act on to reduce and repair the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. We're seeking more organizations to sign on to the letter and participate in the delivery action. Please contact Ben Turk, chair of the strategy and outreach committee at insurgent.ben@gmail.com if your organization wants to sign on. Find the full text of the letter here.

Actions Governor Evers must make to reduce and repair the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Download PDF version. On the campaign trail, Governor-elect Tony Evers said he would reduce prison population by 50% and close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility. His opponent ran on trying to portray those goals as foolish and unsafe, then lost. The people of Wisconsin have spoken in favor of direly needed reform of the Department … Continue reading Actions Governor Evers must make to reduce and repair the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Reentry Council joins CLOSEmsdf.

On February 27, over 20 members of the Reentry Council, a standing committee of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council, nearly unanimously endorsed all of the recommendations from the Milwaukee Community Corrections Story report, including closing MSDF. The endorsement will be sent to the executive committee of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council for their consideration. Sharyl … Continue reading Reentry Council joins CLOSEmsdf.

Demands from the #CLOSEmsdf Campaign Based on Newly Released Parole & Probation Report from Justice Lab at Columbia University: The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story

Demands from the #CLOSEmsdf Campaign Based on Newly Released Parole & Probation Report from Justice Lab at Columbia University: The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story On January 22, 2019, the Justice Lab at Columbia University released a scathing report commissioned by #CLOSEmsdf Campaign partner JustLeadershipUSA, entitled The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story. This vital report adds quantitative … Continue reading Demands from the #CLOSEmsdf Campaign Based on Newly Released Parole & Probation Report from Justice Lab at Columbia University: The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story

Scathing New Parole & Probation Report from Justice Lab at Columbia University, Prompts Updated Demands to Wisconsin’s Elected Officials from Directly Impacted Decarceration Advocates in the State and Nationally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Loretta Kane | 917-410-7242 | 202-365-3806 | Loretta@caminopr.com Mark Rice | 608-843-0171 | mark@justleadershipusa.org   Scathing New Parole & Probation Report from Justice Lab at Columbia University, Prompts Updated Demands to Wisconsin’s Elected Officials from Directly Impacted Decarceration Advocates in the State and Nationally REPORT COMMISSIONED BY JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA, PROVES INJUSTICE AND URGENCY OF … Continue reading Scathing New Parole & Probation Report from Justice Lab at Columbia University, Prompts Updated Demands to Wisconsin’s Elected Officials from Directly Impacted Decarceration Advocates in the State and Nationally