State Capitol Report: Proposals advancing in Legislature, Top corrections official on reducing incarceration

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The sun shines through leaves in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The Wisconsin State Capitol on Oct. 4, 2023, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We discuss the Legislature debating bills to limit transgender rights, address PFAS and keep child care providers afloat. Then, the Department of Corrections reports more than 6,000 discharges typically happen at state facilities each year. We learn about efforts to improve the transition back to communities.

Featured in this Show

  • Update on Wisconsin legislative news

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says impeaching state Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz remains an option, although it is off the table for now. We get an update with WPR’s state Capitol reporter and hear about bills to restrict transgender health care for minors and add child care subsidies.

  • Helping formerly incarcerated people succeed outside prison in Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Department of Corrections operates 11 job centers within state prisons. The agency’s reentry assistance efforts could get a boost from legislative proposals that would further lower barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated people. The new reentry director for the DOC joins us.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Anya van Wagtendonk Guest
  • Ray Woodruff Guest