Community Discussion on Excessive Supervision in Wisconsin

Event Dates: 
Community Discussion on Excessive Supervision in Wisconsin
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
On Wednesday, January 23, Columbia University Justice Labs will release a very important report, called "Mass Supervision in Wisconsin."  WISDOM will hold three events on that day.  At each event, the report will be presented, impacted individuals will speak about their lived experience of the system, and there will be an advocacy training, to begin to prepare ourselves to speak about this and other issues at budget hearings, and at our March 26 Madison Action Day.
The three January 23 events, to which all are invited for free, will be:
  • 10:00 am, in Room 411 South of the State Capitol in Madison (this might also be covered by Wisconsin Eye) The presentation will be followed by a state budget advocacy training led by organizers with WISDOM, EXPO, JustLeadershipUSA, and the ACLU of Wisconsin at Grace Episcopal Church (116 W. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703) which is across the street from the State Capitol. Lunch will be served at Grace Episcopal Church.
  • 5:00 pm, at the Wisconsin African-American Women's Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
  • 5:00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 421 S. Farwell, Eau Claire
"Mass Supervision" refers to the huge increase in the number of people who are on probation, parole or “extended supervision.”  These are people who are not in a jail or prison, but who are under the control of the Corrections system.  People on Supervision are deprived of some basic rights, such as the right to vote and the right to due process before being punished.  The upcoming report will show that Wisconsin's use of Supervision and of  crimeless revocations is excessive, and it will present safe, reasonable alternatives.