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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.

From the courts to community centers, many African American adults are working to make a positive difference in the lives of young people in need of positive role models.

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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WUWM's LaToya Dennis interviews Larry Jackson, Robert Boston and Deonte Tate about their plans post-prison.

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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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews UWM researcher Lois Quinn.

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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WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl interviews Milwaukee's state Rep. Mandela Barnes and former Lutheran pastor Joe Ellwanger.

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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