The tip came into Wisconsin Watch: Milwaukee Tool, an internationally recognized brand, was using forced prison labor in China to produce work gloves.
Chinese prisoners: We were forced to make Milwaukee Tool gloves for cents each day
Chishan prisoners report being forced to produce work gloves for the Brookfield, Wis.-based tool company, which did not answer specific questions.
Milwaukee County Jail sees four deaths since June. Advocates want answers.
Jail safety advocates want Sheriff Denita Ball to meaningfully engage about conditions and protocol.
Ban that prohibits incarcerated students from using Federal Pell Grants ends in July
A nearly 30-year ban on the use of federal grant money by incarcerated students will end this summer.
Can formerly incarcerated people legally vote in Wisconsin? It depends.
What people with criminal convictions should know about voting rights in Wisconsin.
Thousands of eligible Wisconsin voters face ballot barriers in jail
While many incarcerated people retain the constitutional right to vote, Wisconsin counties can do more to ensure that right can be exercised.
How and why Wisconsin Watch examined ways to improve jail voting
As part of its “Democracy on the Ballot” series, Wisconsin Watch is highlighting barriers to voting as part of its commitment to strengthening democracy through stories about policies and laws that keep people from participating in our system of self-governance.
Has Gov. Tony Evers expressed that he wants to cut Wisconsin’s prison population in half?
Yes. During his 2018 campaign, Gov. Tony Evers set a goal to reduce Wisconsin’s prison population by half, although he has never provided a time frame for implementing that plan.
Wisconsin imprisons 1 in 36 Black adults. No state has a higher rate.
A new Sentencing Project report confirms the state’s deep racial disparities in incarceration, which one advocate calls ‘a slap in the face.’
Hard road ahead for Gov. Tony Evers’ promise to slash Wisconsin prison population
The Democrat’s goal to reduce incarceration by 50 percent faces numerous hurdles; his own 2019-21 budget proposal calls for increasing prison beds.