Meet the La Crosse mayor, Effort to end sentencing youth to life in prison

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Light shines off of twisted barbed wire against the backdrop of a blue sky.
Sunlight reflects off of barbed wire that sits atop the fencing surrounding Lincoln Hills youth prison Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Irma, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We connect with La Crosse’s leader as part of our mayor series. Then, we explore the movement to end juvenile life sentences.

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  • Second chances: If passed, a new state law would end life sentences for juveniles

    More than 30 states have a ban on sentencing juveniles to life in prison. But Wisconsin isn’t one of them. We discuss a new push to end juvenile life sentences here with a representative from a national youth sentencing advocacy group and a former inmate who went to prison for murder as a teen.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Mitch Reynolds Guest
  • Preston Shipp Guest
  • Dominee Meek Guest