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Reposted from Madison365 by Robert Chapell:

Criminal Justice Reform Community Meeting Set for Monday

“The Dane County Board of Supervisors will host a community conversation regarding potential reform of the county’s criminal justice system on Monday, October 12, from 6 until 8:30 pm on the second floor of the Alliant Energy Center.

The conversation will feature small-group discussion of more than 30 recommendations put forward recently by three community workgroups who addressed needs in the areas of: Alternatives to Arrest and Incarceration; Length of Stay; and Mental Health, Solitary Confinement and Incarceration.

“The three workgroups addressed critical issues with a great deal of dedication and commitment.  I have high expectations for criminal justice reform and furthering our unique partnerships with the criminal justice stakeholders and the Dane County community,” County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan said in a statement today. “Monday will provide an opportunity for those who have not yet been involved to join us at the table. I hope people will come together, learn the issues and help us prioritize the next steps.”

Community members are encouraged to attend, Corrigan said. The workgroup report is available here.”

ROC Wisconsin: Restoring Our Communities — Beyond 11×15

Kick-off on November 3, at 9:30 am.  We will be meeting at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison (the same place as the Madison Action Day last April).  This will inaugurate the new phase of our criminal justice reform campaign.  We will continue to work on the same nuts and bolts areas (e.g. TAD funding, Solitary Confinement, Old Law Parole, Crimeless Revocations, etc.).  But, it will be done with an eye on the larger picture we strive for, which includes these main aims:
  1. For Wisconsin to invest in the programs and strategies that will end the racial and economic disparities that fuel mass incarceration
  2. For Wisconsin to reduce it prison population to 11,000, and to reduce the number of people on extended supervision
  3. For Wisconsinites to view people who have been convicted of a crime as human beings and members of families.
  4. For formerly-incarcerated people to be restored to full participation in our communities, our economy and our civic life.
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