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Wisconsin Can Close Prisons Now
February 20, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
David Liners, WISDOM State Coordinator.
Wisconsin’s prison population has been stuck at an unacceptably high level for nearly 20 years. Our state has the highest rate of incarceration for African American people of any state in the nation. The cost, to taxpayers, to families and to communities is astronomical. There are things we could easily do in 2022 to dramatically reduce the prison population with no increased risk to public safety. In the process, we could close two of our 37 prisons and save $100 million per year — $100 million that could go into programs to rebuild lives and communities. Host: Pat McFarland
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