The CLOSEmsdf coalition received this letter from MSDF, we reprint it, leaving the person's full name off to protect their identity. Niel Thoreson, Regional Chief for the Milwaukee office of the Division of Community Corrections 6 p.m. March 17, 2019 Mr. Thoreson, I am going to be straight-forward with you and get to the point. … Continue reading Letter from MSDF captive to Niel Thoresen at the DCC
On Sunday November 25, 2018 two prisoners who were fed up with modified lockdown status that allows them less than an hour per day out of their crowded cells staged a protest to get the attention of the warden. They barricaded themselves in the day room. After being sprayed with pepper spray and threatened by staff for 30 minutes, they surrendered peacefully.
Coalition members shout Shut It Down after a successful gubernatorial candidate forum, Monday, June 11, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Eight leading candidates for Wisconsin governor committed to working with the #CLOSEmsdf coalition to decarcerate Wisconsin, close Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility and #buildCOMMUNITIES!
My name is Mark. I am currently being housed at Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility. I would like to give a first-hand account on what is going on here. Let me start by saying this is by far the worst facility I’ve ever been in. MSDF (as it’s known) is housing inmates in the worst conditions. … Continue reading Mark: 17 people have died at MSDF.… I was almost one of them
My name is Ramerro, and I am a registered sex offender. Right now I am sitting at the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility. The reason I am here is because I decided to go on the run, due to the fact that my probation agent was trying to put me on a homeless bracelet. Now the … Continue reading Ramerro: I can barely breathe throughout the night