Community Forum on Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Crimeless Revocations, and Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration
Saturday, April 29 at 11 AM – 3 PM
Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W Center St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53206
On April 29, an unprecedented coalition of formerly incarcerated people and faith leaders will gather to call for action on one of Milwaukee’s greatest scandals.
Community members will be gathering for a discussion about the consequences of excessive revocations in Wisconsin, the inhumane conditions at Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF), and the need to invest in community-based alternatives to incarceration. The forum will be covered live on the Earl Ingram Show on 1510 am.
Panelists will include community leaders such as Milwaukee NAACP President Fred Royal and WISDOM President Rev. Willie Brisco as well as EXPO leaders who have been directly impacted by these issues. Click here to RSVP and to see the agenda and the bios of the panelists.
Wisconsin officials should support policies that would give all people the opportunity to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect and to live in safe and healthy communities. Unfortunately, Wisconsin’s unjust revocation policies lead to the unnecessary incarceration of thousands of men and women every year. These policies, which disproportionately harm people of color and people with disabilities, tear families apart, disrupt communities, and drain resources that could instead be used to build safer and stronger communities. It is time for Wisconsin to stop incarcerating people who have not been convicted of new crimes and join the growing number of states that are making significant investments in community-based alternatives to incarceration.
EXPO is a group of previously imprisoned people who are working to end mass incarceration, eliminate all forms of structural discrimination against formerly incarcerated people, and restore formerly incarcerated people to full participation in the life of our communities. EXPO is a project of WISDOM. Click here for more information about EXPO.