Detaining people struggling with poverty, housing insecurity, mental health issues and addiction issues for alleged rule violations is at odds with common sense approaches to justice.
Mark Rice, a Wisconsin statewide EXPO organizer and #CLOSEmsdf Campaign lead organizer, writes that it’s time for public officials to speak out about the need to close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF).
Mark Rice, a Wisconsin statewide EXPO organizer, writes about a new Health Impact Assessment that documents the human and financial impact of incarcerating people for violating supervision rules.
Mark Rice, who received the 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award from MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope) for his work to end mass incarceration in Wisconsin, argues that justice system reforms would reduce the scourge of imprisonment devastating Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Mark Rice, who helps lead Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO) and serves as a board member of Project RETURN, calls for restoring voting rights for all formerly incarcerated people.