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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 #CLOSEMSDF CAMPAIGN
January 22, 2019 – Madison, Wisconsin –#CLOSEmsdf Campaign leaders held a press conference today with researchers from the Justice Lab at Columbia University, with campaign leaders directly harmed by parole and probation in the state and partner organizations including WISDOM, EXPO (Ex-incarcerated People Organizing), IWOC (Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee), and JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA), to discuss report data and their updated campaign demands. The report asserts that across the country and particularly in Wisconsin, mass supervision fuels mass incarceration. Report findings and recommendations were revealed in Madison at the Capital today.
The report, titled Wisconsin Community Corrections Story, was commissioned by leading national organization, JustLeadershipUSA, as one of the organization’s key work areas for decarceration in 2019 is the issue of probation and parole which impacts its campaigns in California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. More than 4 million people live on parole or probation in the United States – twice the number of people incarcerated. In Wisconsin these forms of supervision have become much too prevalent and invasive to families and communities across the state. The Columbia Justice Lab report makes it clear that a fundamental transformation of probation and parole is necessary not only in Wisconsin but across the country. 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”