UUCW members have been active in the #Close the Milwaukee Secure Detention (MSDF) coalition as part of our involvement with the state-wide WISDOM faith-based community organization and it has been achieving success.
The #CLOSEmsdf coalition recently held its one-year anniversary event and the event included a number of speakers who were formerly incarcerated at the detention facility and who spoke about their experience there. However, the focus of the event was the success the coalition has had in enlisting the support of other organizations and in getting the broader issue of prison reform into the recent gubernatorial debates where several of the candidates have broadly endorsed WISDOM’s call to end crimeless revocation and reduce Wisconsin’s prison population. You can to learn more about the campaign and its upcoming events at https://www.facebook.com/CLOSEmsdf/ .
Questions? Contact Ann Heidkamp, Social Action Council chair, via the church office.