The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story
Authors: Director of Research, Jarred Williams; Columbia Justice Lab's Vincent Schiraldi & Kendra Bradner
A new report released today by the Columbia Justice Lab has found that Wisconsin has unusually high rates of community corrections supervision and reincarceration, adding considerably to the state’s prison populations and costing Wisconsin taxpayers millions annually.
Authored by Jarred Williams, Vincent Schiraldi and Kendra Bradner, The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story investigates the historical context of community corrections in Wisconsin, and looks particularly at racial disparities in the state’s community supervision and revocation rates, which are higher than national disparity rates. It concludes with recommendations to shrink the footprint of community corrections in the state, reduce unnecessary incarceration of people under supervision, and reduce inequities.
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