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

Take Action in December and January!

Powerful organizing led by organizations that are part of the #CLOSEmsdf Coalition pushed Governor-elect Tony Evers and candidates across Wisconsin to take a stand for decarceration this year. Here are some opportunities to help #CLOSEmsdf continue to build momentum in December and January. 1. #CLOSEmsdf Coalition Monthly Meeting:  Join us on Tuesday, December 18th at … Continue reading Take Action in December and January!

Election Day Statement

Coalition of Directly Impacted Grassroots Advocates in Wisconsin Calls for the Next Governor and Legislature to Enact Policies to Depopulate, Close, and Demolish the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF) Statement from Mark Rice, #CLOSEmsdf Campaign Coordinator “Today, the #CLOSEmsdf coalition held a press conference in Madison to increase pressure on all candidates on the ballot throughout … Continue reading Election Day Statement