Wisconsin incarcerates black men at staggering rates. We talk with men living the statistics – currently serving time at the Milwaukee County House of Correction.
Analysts and advocates say a wide variety of social and cultural factors contribute to the high rate of African American male incarceration in Wisconsin.
A study released in spring shows the number of black men imprisoned in Wisconsin began to climb around 1990 and peaked in 2007.
Though Wisconsin has the unfortunate distinction of having the country's highest rate of black male incarceration, it does fall in line with national trends.
Scores of adults reach out every day to help young people in some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.