MOSES, the Dane County chapter of WISDOM, the statewide network of faith communities that works to promote criminal justice and prison reform, is sponsoring a public forum that will discuss the financial, human, and community costs of the Wisconsin Department of Correction’s policy of returning thousands of former inmates to prison each year even though they have not been convicted of a new crime.
The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue, Madison. The forum will last approximately 2 hours. Admission is free.
Panelists include Lindsay Wallace, Executive Director of NAMI Dane County; Reverend Everett Mitchell; Geof Swain, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Center for Health Equity; and Paula Tran Inzeo, UW-Extension, Thrive Wisconsin. The panel will be moderated by Jean Feraca, a veteran of public talk radio. Following the presentations and discussion among the panelists, the public may ask questions of the panel.