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5:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Black Men in Prison: Stories Behind the Statistics

Milwaukee County House of Correction in Franklin

Wisconsin incarcerates black men at staggering rates. WUWM's Susan Bence talks with eight men living the statistics. They are currently serving time at the Milwaukee County House of Correction in Franklin.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

The Role Poverty, Violence and Despair Play in Black Male Incarceration

Some men wind up behind bars, in part, because they come from environments where incarceration is common
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Analysts and advocates say a wide variety of social and cultural factors contribute to the high rate of African American male incarceration in Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Drug Policies From 1990s Led to High Numbers of Incarceration

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A study released in spring shows the number of black men imprisoned in Wisconsin began to climb around 1990 and peaked in 2007.

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Project Milwaukee
12:22 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Wisconsin Followed Trend As U.S. Sent Higher Rate of Black Men to Prison

Black Americans are incarcerated at more than six times the rate of their white peers, according to Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project.
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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.

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Project Milwaukee
10:21 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Caring Adults Help Black Youth Steer Clear of Prison

Thousands of cases ranging from criminal proceedings to foster care hearings are processed every year at the center in Wauwatosa.

Scores of adults reach out every day to help young people in some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.

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Project Milwaukee
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Many of Wisconsin's Black Male Offenders Go Back to Prison, Struggle to Stay Out

Wisconsin has the highest rate of black male incarceration in the country. About a third of all the state's offenders will go back to prison.
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Larry Jackson's first run-in with the law was a stint in a juvenile facility at nine-years-old.  Since then, the Milwaukee man's been in and out of prison, spending about 20 years total behind bars.

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Project Milwaukee
4:19 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Why Are So Many Black Men in Wisconsin Behind Bars?

A UWM researcher lays out several reasons why Wisconsin has such a high rate of incarcerated black men.
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The news that Wisconsin has the highest rate in the country of incarceration among African-American men continues to reverberate and many are asking why.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Thousands of Black Men Follow Common Path to Prison

Becky Redmond-Walker counseled Paul Rice in the months before he was released from prison. Rice served 20 years, and now looks forward to working full-time and helping kids stay on the right path.

In 2010, one in eight working-age black men in Wisconsin was in prison. WUWM News meets one of them.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Wisconsin's High Black Male Incarceration Rate Concerns Community Leaders

Over the next six months, WUWM and MPTV will produce reports examining the causes and consequences of Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration.
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A UW-Milwaukee study released this year shows Wisconsin has the country’s highest rate of black male incarceration, by far.

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This is WUWM
1:51 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

MPTV and WUWM 89.7 FM Tackle the Impact of High Incarceration Rates

Black Men in Prison: Why are so many Wisconsinites behind bars, and what are the costs?

In the 2010 Census, Wisconsin had the highest percentage of incarcerated black men in the nation. One of every eight black men of working age is behind bars. In Milwaukee County, more than half of African American men in their thirties have served time in prison.

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