Wisconsin’s August primaries, Reexamining prison sentences

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Rebecca Kleefisch speaks into a microphone while on stage with supporters holding campaign signs.
Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch announces her campaign for governor Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Western States Envelope Company in Butler, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A political science professor joins us to check in on the races in Wisconsin’s August primaries. Then, we talk to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter about his series looking at prison sentences.

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  • Milwaukee County is using childhood trauma as a lens to re-examine sentences

    Milwaukee County is taking a second look at people serving life sentences — this time taking childhood trauma into account. But is that enough to break cycles of violence? A journalist talks about his reporting on the issue and the solutions he sees in the community.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Julia Azari Guest
  • James Causey Guest