The CVPost’s “6 of Substance” series is part of our effort to provide news of area nonprofit organizations and increase public awareness of their missions and activities. This week’s featured organization is the Chippewa Valley’s Ex-Prisioners Organizing, which is an organization helping to lead the fight to reform the criminal justice system.
A local leader in the campaign to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin prisons said recently that its opponents must work together to hold the state Department of Corrections accountable for how it treats prisoners – “the people in their care.” Sarah Ferber, the Chippewa Valley organizer for JONAH/EXPO, added that “the use of solitary confinement […]
Accounts of how mass incarceration has affected individuals, their families and their communities will be a major focus at a Feb. 27 community forum at First Congregational Church, 310 Broadway St., in Eau Claire. The free program will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will include refreshments. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The […]
By David Gordon, associate editor Reform of Wisconsin’s criminal justice system should be a top priority for the state and citizens should organize and bring pressure to accomplish this goal, according to participants in a Monday night panel discussion sponsored by JONAH’s Criminal Justice Reform Team (CJRT) and EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing). That reform could start with the […]