CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

According to The Sentencing Project, African Americans are more than five times more likely than whites to be imprisoned.  However, here in Wisconsin, that ratio is doubled (10:1).  From education to health care to criminal justice – bold reforms must be made.

The fact that Wisconsin spends more on Corrections than the entire UW System speaks volumes about our priorities as a state.

There are a number of policies that we as a state must change.

As Governor, Tony will support:

  • Ending crimeless revocations
  • Banning the box
  • Eliminating mandatory minimums
  • Ending the use of solitary confinement (especially with juveniles)
  • Investing in drug courts, Treatment and Diversion (TAD) programs and restorative justice strategies
  • Increasing transparency, accountability and communication within policing
  • Fixing our broken parole and supervision system which only contributes to our high incarceration levels while also keeping families apart
  • Increasing access to affordable housing, employment with good wages, and other needed support for a successful re-entry for those who have completed their sentence
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