Black Men in Prison

This is a series on WuWM, called Project Milwaukee. The latest broadcast was titled Cutting WI’s High Black Male Incarceration Rate: Progress, But a Long Way to Go.

“It’s been one year since WUWM began an in-depth series on the state’s high rate of African American male incarceration.

Wisconsin leads the nation, by far.

WUWM is checking in with a few key players in the efforts to reduce the numbers. Republican state Rep. Rob Hutton of Brookfield says developments in Madison have been slow. But he’s hopeful change is on the way, including in the form of legislation that would provide treatment alternatives to prison, for non-violent offenders.”

Read and listen to the rest here.