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The correctional institution is operating at 150% of its design capacity and has been on lockdown almost constantly since October. Read more

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People in both Wisconsin and Oklahoma have expressed strong support for reform and decarceration, but it seems Wisconsin’s political structures have become less responsive to the will of the people. Read more

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One Milwaukeean tells his story about the entanglements of an unfair parole system. Read more

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Overcrowded and dangerous, MSDF presents a case for reforming Wisconsin’s corrections system. Read more

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Laughing Liberally returns to Milwaukee, while Reggie Jackson and Ben Turk discuss organizing within prisons. Read more

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Inusrgent Theatre returns to Milwaukee this weekend for a pair of performances of In The Belly. The activist theatre company presents its exploration of the US prison system April 21st and 22nd. The April 21st performance is at Cream City Collecti.. Read more


The US prison system is kind of a disturbing animal. I guess that’s why so many of us try not to think about it. The problem is that so many of us ARE behind bars. Somewhere around 1980, the US prison population exploded. And it’s been on the r.. Read more


During last year’s filming of Public Enemies, afilm depicting the true story of FBI Public Enemies ,Milwaukee Color Read more

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As Asbaseball’s regular season entered its final week, the Brewers were inthe thick o ,None Read more

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From their political beginnings as the 80-piece group the All-American Anti-War Marching Band, Mucca Pazza has evolved into the biggest party act in the Midwest, playing sets that unfold as full-fledged halftime shows. The ensemble, now pru... Read more

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