August 4, 2022

Riffing on Pop-Punk and Emo with Tyler Nylen: A Playlist

For as long as I can remember, my favorite music has always been a very specific genre: pop-punk, emo music. Growing up with my pre-teen/teen years […]
July 8, 2022

Black Community Leadership In The Public School System: New Approaches with Ozanne Anderson and Lindsey Johnson

Nehemiah staff members Ozanne Anderson (Director of Youth Development and Education) and Lindsey Johnson (Director of Youth, Family, and Community Wellness), have had to be innovative […]
May 20, 2022

Felony Disenfranchisement and Voter Rights

Felony disenfranchisement is a policy that bars citizens from the ballot box based on criminal convictions. As of 2020, an estimated 5.17 million people were disenfranchised. […]
April 25, 2022

Going Backwards in a Forward State: Wisconsin’s Criminal Legal System is Regressing Rapidly

Wisconsin is known as a beautiful state, filled with bucolic prairies and woodlands, beautiful cities and farms, as well as a diverse population committed to improving […]
January 20, 2022

Prison Pandemic Update: Omicron

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 […]
December 8, 2021

Need for Tenant Representation in the Eviction Process in Dane County

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 […]
December 8, 2021

Reaching for the Full Impact of the Reentry Housing Program

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 […]
August 27, 2021

Glass Ceiling

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 […]
August 24, 2021

Does Prison Reform People?

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 […]