When a parent must spend time in prison, their children can be devastated. Programs are underway in Milwaukee to create a sense of hope among that next generation.
In the United States, some two million children are believed to have one or both parents behind bars.
Alcohol and drug addiction treatment efforts are helping keep certain non-violent offenders out of prison in Milwaukee County.
Wisconsin needs to change its corrections policies in order to reduce the state’s prison population, two advisory board members of a Milwaukee area correctional facility say.
As part of our ongoing Project Milwaukee series on black men in prison, we hear from men trying to steer their kids away from life on the streets.
In recent years, there’s been a push here to provide more education and job training opportunities while behind bars.
Reports that Wisconsin has the country's highest rate of incarcerating black men have sparked outrage and concern - including worries over how those statistics might be used to portray the state's black men. But it turns out these concerns are almost as old as the state itself.
Armando is a 36-year-old Milwaukeean, a certified carpenter, and a very proud dad. But he is also a former inmate of a state correctional facility.
In the final phase of our Project Milwaukee series on black men in prison, we’re examining efforts to reduce the numbers.
While Milwaukee is the epicenter when it comes to the number of black men who’ve served time in Wisconsin’s prisons, it's not the only community feeling the pain.