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Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison
WUWM & MPTV Special Series
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 out 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.
Over the course of six months, WUWM and MPTV are exploring Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration, through expert analysis and personal stories.
Why is the rate so high? How does imprisonment affect the men and their futures, as well as their families, neighborhoods and the region's economy? The series will also investigate recommended solutions.
ATTEND A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53206
» RSVP to reserve your free seat.
If you are unable to attend, you will be able to listen to the broadcast live on WUWM 89.7 FM or stream it online.
WUWM 89.7 FM Reports
on Morning Edition & Lake Effect