Welcome to the Confronting Mass Incarceration Resource Page, hosted by the Wisconsin Justice Initiative on behalf of a number of groups and individuals interested in raising awareness of the issues surrounding mass incarceration.
We hope to post here a wide variety of materials to help the public understand the human, fiscal, and moral cost of mass incarceration in Wisconsin and across the country.
Resource: Documents & other reading
5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data, U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Oct. 30, 2017. Posted Nov. 14, 2017.
Mass Incarceration in America, Explained in 22 Maps and Charts, by German Lopez. Vox, Oct. 11, 2016. Posted Nov. 13, 2017.
State-by-State Data, The Sentencing Project, Date Unknown. Posted Nov. 13, 2017.
Juvenile Commitment Rate Falls by Half Nationally in 10 Years, The Pew Charitable Trusts, September 2017, Posted Oct. 24, 2017
Statistical Briefing Book, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice. Updated September 2017. Posted Oct. 24, 2017.
What the Sentencing Commission Ought to Be Doing Reducing Mass Incarceration, by Lynn Adelman. Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Spring 2013. Posted Oct. 4, 2017.
Malcolm X, The Prison Years: The Relentless Pursuit of Formal Education, by Jed B. Tucker. The Journal of African American History, Spring 2017. Posted Sept. 21, 2017.
Meet a New Breed of Prosecutor, by Henry Gass. The Christian Science Monitor, July 17, 2017. Posted Sept. 20, 2017.
Resource: Videos and audio
BuzzFeed invites people to sample prison-inspired food. Posted Oct. 24, 2017.
"Mass Incarceration and the Working Class," below, features Heather Ann Thompson, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, "Blood In the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising and Its Legacy." Thompson will be in Milwaukee Nov. 5 and 6 to discuss her book and issues related to mass incarceration. See the poster at the bottom of this page. Posted. Oct. 5, 2017
Trailer for the Netflix documentary "13th." Posted Sept. 20, 2017
Please join us in talking about issues surrounding mass incarceration. These events are free and open to the public.