More than 250 people crowded into St. Francis Catholic Church in Milwaukee for the “Thirsting for Justice” event. No one complained about the heat and humidity after WISDOM President Rev. Willie Brisco reminded them that hundreds of people sit in
EXPO, Ex-Prisoners Organizing, drove the recent Thirsting for Justice Event. EXPO held major forums in Milwaukee and Madison in July. 11 EXPO members participated in Gamaliel’s National Training Program last week. 24 EXPO members participated in a day-long training last
WISDOM mourns the death of our friend and colleague, John F. Stedman. The “Stedman Step-Up Scholarship Fund” has been established to honor his memory. The money will be used to provide a scholarship to Gamaliel Weeklong Leadership Training each year. To donate to the
The prison population in Wisconsin has more than tripled since 1990. Wisconsin has the highest black male incarceration rate in the country. Half of African American men in their 30s in Milwaukee County have been in state prison. Incarceration is
Wisconsin’s criminal justice system is connected to our educational, housing, health care, transportation and economic systems. The criminal justice system is both a result and a contributor to the systemic racism and economic inequities that attacked most convicted people long
Those convicted of a crime are people: not statistics. Formerly incarcerated people need to be restored to full participation in our communities, our economy and our civic life. To lift up the irrevocable humanity of every person in our state,
~ Members of EXPO will present a free panel discussion about the barriers faced by people with records and how the EXPO organization is helping previously imprisoned people have a voice in the reform and future of the justice system.