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

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The Marcus Center celebrates the life of civil rights leader César Chávez, while a new open mic event centers around peace, crime and justice. Read more

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With a new governor and new incoming secretary of the Department of Corrections, change could be coming soon. Read more

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The Sierra Club brings diverse voices together to talk about environmental justice, while CLOSEmsdf continues to picket outside of the County Courthouse. Read more

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A state representative holds a forum on marijuana policy, and activists protest to close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility. Read more

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#CLOSEmsdf observes an “anti-anniversary,” while a Yale professor and Milwaukee native comes back home to discuss broken windows policing and its consequences. Read more

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Since late-August, incarcerated people have been participating in work stoppages, hunger and sit-down strikes and commissary boycotts to end prison slavery and demand systemic reform. Read more

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Milwaukee activists stand in solidarity with the national prisoner strike, and Redeem and Restore teaches how to help survivors of human trafficking. Read more

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Read Shepherd Express’ Saving Our Democracy column for a list of political and social justice activities you can get involved with taking place throughout the greater Milwaukee area for the week of July 26-Aug. 1, 2018. Read more

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High heat and extreme conditions could be to blame for the two failed suicide attempts at the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF) earlier in July. Read more

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Read the Shepherd Express’ “Saving Our Democracy” column for the week of June 28 to July 4, to get politically and socially active; read about activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary ... Read more

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CloseMSDF organized a protest in front of the Milwaukee State Office Building Tuesday morning, where many Department of Corrections community supervision officials work. Read more

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