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The Impact of the Criminal Justice System

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Prison Pandemic Update: Omicron

January 20, 2022

There are currently 534 active positive covid results in New Lisbon Correctional and 249 active at Oakhill. There are ALSO 560 “inactive” positive cases at New Lisbon and 420 at Oakhill. Inactive being described by the Dept of Corrections as “sum of Persons in our care and youth who are no longer active and removed from…

Need for Tenant Representation in the Eviction Process in Dane County

December 8, 2021

In February 2021, the Nehemiah/Justified Anger Court Observer program was expanded to include observing eviction hearings and trials in the Dane County Court.  A group of about a dozen court observers have received training in the eviction process. Few if any of us have first-hand experience with eviction, either as tenants or as landlords, but…

Reaching for the Full Impact of the Reentry Housing Program

December 8, 2021

Finding housing is the biggest challenge formerly incarcerated individuals face alongside securing employment, obtaining medical care and avoiding substance abuse. Multifaceted challenges create barriers for returning citizens to obtaining gainful employment and stable housing, leading to recidivism and re-incarceration. While housing is a source of necessary shelter and residential stability, it can also serve as a foundation for…

Glass Ceiling

August 27, 2021

Glass Ceiling By Marshall Jones Felt like a movie playing the day he sentenced me…. Time stopped as I laid my head on the table, tears battered the carpet beneath. Tears laced the face of my brother, told me “Don’t cry”, like life imprisonment wasn’t a good reason. Still remember that day… Glad to say…

Does Prison Reform People?

August 24, 2021

Does Prison Reform People? By Marshall Jones I have been asked this question quite a few times over the 17 years I have been imprisoned, sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole. See, when people look at me, they find it hard to believe that I have a life sentence. For one, I don’t…

Dispatches From Prison – Phone Interview 4 — COVID Outbreak

October 30, 2020

Rebecca Barber, Reentry Housing Coordinator, talks with a listener in Waupun Correctional during this current situation with Covid… This is what it is to be inside RIGHT NOW. “allow me to fill you in on what’s going on around here. B, we’ve been locked down for about two weeks now (since October 16th), due to…

Nehemiah Conversations – Prison Conditions Update During COVID-19 Crisis-New Infections

June 5, 2020

Nehemiah’s Reentry Team provides commentary on some recent news coming out of Wisconsin prisons about new infections. The team brings their own experience and contacts within the prisons to expose the reality of what is happening.

Dispatches From Prison – Phone Interview 3

May 20, 2020

Nehemiah Reentry staff member, Rebecca Barber, gets an update from a currently incarcerated individual in a Wisconsin prison about the conditions as cases of COVID-19 spread through the prisons.

Dispatches From Prison – Part III: Does an inmate have to die before they react accordingly?

April 28, 2020

Sent Thursday, March 28, 2020 (Edited to protect identities) This ___ is real! Rumor has it that the virus is in four prisons and growing. They said it’s in (4 prison locations) and has corona and the Nora virus. Yet the government has not reacted except to take our visits, recreation, school and place people…

Dispatches From Prison – Phone Interview 2

April 22, 2020

In this revealing interview, Nehemiah Reentry staff member Rebecca Barber, talks with a currently incarcerated individual in a Wisconsin prison about the conditions in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.