You are invited to an important event: Thirsting for Justice
Thursday, August 11
6:00 to 8:00 pm
St. Francis Catholic Church, 1928 N. 4th St., Milwaukee, WI
The event will call attention to the multiple
systems problems in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections,
highlighting the poor, perhaps dangerous quality of the water in some
older Wisconsin prisons.
Besides the problem of Contaminated Water, you
will hear explanations and first-person testimonials about:
Crimeless Revocations, resulting in thousands of prison admissions each
year for people who have not been convicted (or in many cases charged)
with a crime;
- Lack of Compassionate Release for elderly and seriously ill inmates;
- A broken
Parole System, keeping many long-term parole eligible people in prison
far beyond the time envisioned by the judges who sentenced them in the
- Excessive use of Solitary Confinement.
Those who attend are invited to bring packs or cases of bottled water.
These will be loaded on a truck and delivered to Fox Lake Correctional
Institution. Fox Lake has a troubled history with contaminated water,
and WISDOM members hope the donation will not only give prisoners and
staff clean drinking water for a part of the summer, but will also serve
as a sign that people on the “outside” remember and care about those on
Please join us on August 11 to learn and to join
our voices in a call to reform a very troubled Corrections system.
- While you are at it, mark your calendar for September 21 when SOPHIA and EXPO will sponsor a forum on Criminal Justice at the New Berlin Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m.