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.’
Pay-to-stay, other fees, can put jail inmates hundreds or thousands in debt
In some Wisconsin counties, inmates pay an average of $390 a month in pay-to-stay fees; advocates say such fees can criminalize poverty.
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.
Wisconsin’s high supervision rate can cause — rather than prevent — longer incarceration, studies show
Supervision time in Wisconsin is third-longest in the U.S., meaning more chances for revocations and increased prison populations.
What role did trauma-informed care play in alleged juvenile prison abuse?
Critics charge that a trauma-informed care approach led to security breakdowns at Wisconsin’s two juvenile prisons; advocates say both facilities failed to fully implement the program