Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison http://wuwm.com en Milwaukee Moms Share Stories of Sons Lost to Gun Violence, Prison System http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-moms-share-stories-sons-lost-gun-violence-prison-system <p></p><p>In their own ways, Milwaukee mothers Afriqah Imani and Barbara Robinson have both lost sons – Imani’s were killed by gunfire, and Robinson’s are serving hundred-year sentences in Wisconsin prisons. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:14:20 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 36162 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Moms Share Stories of Sons Lost to Gun Violence, Prison System Former Milwaukee Inmates: 'I Am More Than My Record' http://wuwm.com/post/former-milwaukee-inmates-i-am-more-my-record <p>Tens of thousands of black men living in Milwaukee have criminal records. In many people’s eyes, the men’s records define them.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We asked how they define themselves.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:02:48 +0000 Michelle Maternowski, Stephanie Lecci & Ann-Elise Henzl 33868 at http://wuwm.com Former Milwaukee Inmates: 'I Am More Than My Record' Wisconsin Lawmakers Will Consider Alternatives To Prison For Non-Violent Offenders http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-lawmakers-will-consider-alternatives-prison-non-violent-offenders <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Wisconsin’s prison population has swelled over the past four decades from 3,000 to well over 20,000.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 33467 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin Lawmakers Will Consider Alternatives To Prison For Non-Violent Offenders Bi-Partisan Call in Wisconsin to Revisit 'Truth in Sentencing', Amid Swelling Prison Population http://wuwm.com/post/bi-partisan-call-wisconsin-revisit-truth-sentencing-amid-swelling-prison-population <p></p><p>A state Republican and a Democrat agree that Wisconsin's 'truth in sentencing' policy has produced unintended consequences and should be amended. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:04:45 +0000 Bob Bach 33337 at http://wuwm.com Bi-Partisan Call in Wisconsin to Revisit 'Truth in Sentencing', Amid Swelling Prison Population Counselors: Wisconsin Must Invest More Resources, Time into Helping Offenders with Mental Illnesses http://wuwm.com/post/counselors-wisconsin-must-invest-more-resources-time-helping-offenders-mental-illnesses <p>Former inmate says plenty of young black men in Milwaukee need treatment for mental illnesses and trauma they've experienced in life.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:02:18 +0000 Marge Pitrof 32391 at http://wuwm.com Counselors: Wisconsin Must Invest More Resources, Time into Helping Offenders with Mental Illnesses Forum: Numerous Changes Needed, if Wisconsin is to Reduce Black Male Incarceration http://wuwm.com/post/forum-numerous-changes-needed-if-wisconsin-reduce-black-male-incarceration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Dozens of people shared suggestions this week, for how to reduce the state's high rate of African American incarceration.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:16:00 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 32104 at http://wuwm.com Forum: Numerous Changes Needed, if Wisconsin is to Reduce Black Male Incarceration A Life Of Caring, Mother Clara Cultivates Love and Hope On Her Milwaukee Block http://wuwm.com/post/life-caring-mother-clara-cultivates-love-and-hope-her-milwaukee-block <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Over the last quarter century, one block at 1st and Center in Milwaukee has become an oasis. It took years of caring and prayers pouring out of Clara Atwater.<br /> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:18:31 +0000 Susan Bence 31948 at http://wuwm.com A Life Of Caring, Mother Clara Cultivates Love and Hope On Her Milwaukee Block Black Men in Prison Series: What We've Learned So Far http://wuwm.com/post/black-men-prison-series-what-weve-learned-so-far <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In preparation for Tuesday night's town hall forum, WUWM reviews the causes and impact of Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration.</span></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:34:51 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 31770 at http://wuwm.com Black Men in Prison Series: What We've Learned So Far Milwaukee Urban Farmer Hopes to Train Ex-Convicts Build Entrepreneurial Skills http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-urban-farmer-hopes-train-ex-convicts-build-entrepreneurial-skills <p></p><p></p><p>The impact of Wisconsin’s high rate of incarcerated black men ripples through families and neighborhoods. We meet a woman determined to contribute to a solution through urban farms.<br /> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Susan Bence 31559 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Urban Farmer Hopes to Train Ex-Convicts Build Entrepreneurial Skills Passion and Perseverance Can Help Overcome Poverty Mindset http://wuwm.com/post/passion-and-perseverance-can-help-overcome-poverty-mindset <p></p><p>When people talk about poverty, it’s usually in reference to money, but poverty can encompass all aspects of life. Wed, 14 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 LaToya Dennis 31251 at http://wuwm.com Passion and Perseverance Can Help Overcome Poverty Mindset