The 2015 Workshop Series: Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System will be held this fall at Fountain of Life Worship Center, 633 Badger Rd.
Nehemiah Center for Justice and Reconciliation is hosting an interactive, three-part workshop series this fall designed to educate the general public on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system in general. We have all heard the numbers. With over two million prisoners, the U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. The U.S. prison population has quintupled since 1980. Although African Americans comprise 12 percent of the U.S. population, they make up 40 percent of the prison population. Wisconsin is widely known for incarcerating more African Americans per capita than any other state. Still, you ask yourself: is this something I should worry about? These people did the crime, they are doing the time, what’s the problem? How is this affecting my community?
Join us for one or all of these interactive workshop sessions where we will address some of these questions.
◆ Monday, November 9:
The Prison System: Purpose & Programming
We will describe the Wisconsin prison system, it’s purpose, and what an inmate might experience.
◆ Monday, December 7:
Community Corrections: Life after Prison
We will explain the ins and outs of Wisconsin’s community corrections system, which encompasses probation, parole, and extended supervision.