Black Men in Prison

Project Milwaukee
1:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Advocate: WI's High Rate of Incarcerating Black Men an "Undeclared State of Emergency"

Panelists Willie Brisco, Mark Evans, Torre Jackson and E. Michael McCann
Ann-Elise Henzl

MPTV's Joanne Williams and WUWM's Mitch Teich moderated the "Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison" community forum.

One of Milwaukee's most outspoken advocates for racial justice is calling Wisconsin's disproportionate incarceration of black men an "undeclared state of emergency."

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Black Male Incarceration Devastates Milwaukee Neighborhoods

Dennis Walton is helping to start a new neighborhood association in 53206.
Credit Erin Toner

There’s a part of Milwaukee where every residential block has multiple numbers of men who’ve served time in prison - the 53206 zip code on the city’s north side.

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6:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

A Milwaukee Mother Reflects on Son's Life In and Out of Prison

Velma Tombs determined to be there for her son.

Wisconsin incarcerates black men at a rate higher than every other state. For thousands of parents this is more than a statistic. A mother shares her reflections.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Felony Records Take Toll on Lives of Black Men

Marcus Lee says not being able to find work for the past four years makes it difficult for him to completely leave his old life behind.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison begins exploring how prison time affects the men and those around them.

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Project Milwaukee
3:34 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Chief Flynn Says Policing Not the Cause of High Rate of Black Male Incarceration


Writer Michael Holzman speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn talks about black male incarceration - and the leading storylines for the department in 2013 - with Mitch Teich.

A policy analyst and Milwaukee's Chief of Police offer sharply differing opinions on how law enforcement figures into why so many of Milwaukee's black men are in prison.

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