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Remember this, resolution 556? “INVESTIGATING SOLUTIONS TO RACIAL DISPARITIES AND MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN THE DANE COUNTY JAIL AND THROUGHOUT DANE COUNTY’S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM“
Where they said in lines 352-356::
Integrate workgroup recommendation to reduce incarceration and racial disparities. The consultant shall provide recommendations that incorporate predicted jail population reductions due to implementing plans to significantly reduce or eliminate racial disparities, divert people with mental health needs, and increase diversions and alternatives and community-based treatment.
BACKGROUND, TALKING POINTS, ETC..
Derail the Jail’s talking points:
“Safe for Society” “Jail Pie” chart:
“Questions for Sheriff Mahoney” — These questions get at the intersection of lack of housing and residential programs, racial disparities, and that Black folks don’t have equitable access to the Sheriff’s home detention program. The Sheriff has repeatedly said, most recently at a forum at Capitol Lakes in response to these questions, that he will not expand the home detention program:
“Why is Dane County Doubling Solitary Confinement Capacity?”: Documenting how the proposed jail plan would more than double the number of cells that could be used for solitary:
OWR’s talking points: