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Working to end the sheer number of prisoners in the justice system through both litigation and advocacy

Litigation and Advocacy

Wisconsin Justice League aims to normalize the Wisconsin people of color incarceration rate closer to national standards which is unfortunately now currently 10 times the rate of white incarceration

About Us

It is the objective of The Wisconsin Justice League, Inc. to be a companion organization with the primary purpose of addressing structural issues in the criminal justice systems such as racial profiling, police brutality, overcriminalization, mass incarceration, and recidivism. 

 

how we can help you.

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Racial Profiling

Although African American people only represent 38 percent of Milwaukee’s population, an astounding 80 percent of frisks involved African Americans as well as 56 percent of police encounters. For comparison, white people represent 35 percent of the population and were only involved in 6 percent of frisks.  

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Police Brutality

Southeastern Wisconsin has seen numerous high-profile officer-involved deaths over the past 20 years.   

Officers are rarely criminally charged for using force on duty. More often, cities are sued civilly, resulting in significant cost to taxpayers. For example, over a period of about two years from 2015 to 2017, the City of Milwaukee, which is self-insured, spent more than $21 million on police misconduct settlements

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Mass Incarceration,

Wisconsin’s rate of incarceration of black men (1 in 8) is 10 times higher than the rate for white men (1 in 81), according to 2010 U.S. Census data. While the incarceration rate for African American men is the worst in the country, the Wisconsin rate for white men is near the U.S. average.

Over half of African American men in the 30s and half of men in their early 40s from Milwaukee County have state prison records. 

Our Programs

A mission without action is just words. Check out our programs.

 

Our Board

Wisconsin Justice League has assembled an illustrious board with leadership and resources to assist in our mission and programming.

 

“By fighting for statewide reform at a variety of government levels, the state can right the wrong before the problem becomes worse.”

Address

PO Box 18478
Milwaukee WI 53218

Phone

(414) 409-7650

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