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Looking at Wisconsin's High Black Male Incarceration Rate

WCS Site Manager Torre Johnson

WCS' Torre Johnson was a guest panelist at a recent forum hosted by WUWM and MPTV. On March 11, 2014, more than 125 people attended the forum about Wisconsin’s disproportionatley high rate of black male incarceration.

A recent UW-Milwaukee study showed that Wisconsin has the highest rate (one in eight) of black male incarceration in the nation.  The study also found that In Milwaukee County, more than half of black men in their thirties have served time in prison.  The panelists and audience members discussed the plethora of issues surrounding this alarming social issue.

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