Project Milwaukee

Cynthia Hoffman

Tens of thousands of black men living in Milwaukee have criminal records. In many people’s eyes, the men’s records define them. We asked how they define themselves. 

Justin Kern

Wisconsin’s prison population has swelled over the past four decades from 3,000 to well over 20,000.

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A state Republican and a Democrat agree that Wisconsin's 'truth in sentencing' policy has produced unintended consequences and should be amended.

Former inmate says plenty of young black men in Milwaukee need treatment for mental illnesses and trauma they've experienced in life.

    

Dozens of people shared suggestions this week, for how to reduce the state's high rate of African American incarceration.

S. Bence

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.

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In preparation for Tuesday night's town hall forum, WUWM reviews the causes and impact of Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration.

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.

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When people talk about poverty, it’s usually in reference to money, but poverty can encompass all aspects of life.

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In the United States, some two million children are believed to have one or both parents behind bars.

Bob Bach

Alcohol and drug addiction treatment efforts are helping keep certain non-violent offenders out of prison in Milwaukee County.

Michelle Maternowski

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.

Milwaukee Men Get Skilled on Fatherhood

May 6, 2014
Erin Toner

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.

Marti Mikkelson

In recent years, there’s been a push here to provide more education and job training opportunities while behind bars.

Richard Hoe Lawrence

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.

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