Why does Wisconsin have such a high rate of African American male incarceration

Written by MCJStaff   // May 10, 2014   // 0 Comments

get-attachment.aspxAs part of a 6-month collaboration, Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) and WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee Public Radio examine why Wisconsin has such a high rate of African American male incarceration – the highest in the nation.

A town hall meeting meeting will be held to discuss the issue Tuesday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall of the Milwaukee Public Library, 733 North 8th St.

This is the second “town hall” meeting of the project, and this installment focuses on finding solutions to reduce the state’s high African American incarceration rate.  Community members are invited to add their voices to the conversation, and a panel of experts from local organizations, elected officials, law enforcement, and the business community will discuss possible solutions. Also, community organizations will be available with information on re-entry programs and other resources.

Joanne Williams, host of MPTV’s Black Nouveau, and Mitch Teich, executive producer of WUWM’s Lake Effect, will moderate a panel discussion of experts and take your questions.

The event will be recorded for broadcast on WUWM’s Lake Effect and MTPV’s Black Nouveau.  Excerpts from the event will air on a special edition of Lake Effect will air on May 23 at 10:00 a.m. on 89.7FM WUWM, and the Black Nouveau episode will air on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV 10.

To reserve a seat at the free taping, e-mail wuwm-mptv-townhall.eventbrite.com or call 414-270-1224.


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