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 Inactive being described by the Dept of Corrections as “sum of Persons in our care and youth who are no longer active and removed from…

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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…

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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…

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My time as an intern at Nehemiah over the past eight weeks has been an experience truly unlike any work environment I’ve been in before. There is something so familial about the organization that I don’t think I ever felt much stress or nervousness in any of my interactions, even my interview. Not only was…

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When I first got involved with Nehemiah, I had no idea what I was getting into. I couldn’t quite grasp what the organization did or what an internship with Nehemiah would look like. The most I hoped to gain at that point was some experience in the non-profit sector that I could carry with me…

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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…

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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…

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From the Desk of Jackie Hunt Dear Supporters, Let’s go the extra mile for our Back 2 Skool Bash this year! We would like to distribute gift cards to parents to stores like Target, Walmart, Burlington, Kohl’s, etc. for those last-minute things. The goal is to promote dignity, happiness, and pride for parents in being…

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As an employee of Justified Anger, an initiative of Nehemiah, I cannot tell you how many times we have heard pushback, concern, or flat-out disagreement with the use of the term “anger” in our name. “You’ve got to get rid of anger.” “Maybe change it to justified action.” “Anger is the wrong way to go.”…

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