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

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Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. 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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Off the Cuff speaks to Alan Schultz of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee about the group’s activities. 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 Democratic Party of Wisconsin holds a post-election debrief, and Black Leaders Organizing for Communities celebrates the holidays. 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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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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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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