Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas!! GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos echoes Corrections Secretary's call for more prison space

Guess that recent bump in prison incarceration rates isn't big enough for them.

Vos:  Wisconsin Probably Needs New Prison.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/20/2017

Wherein it's reported...

2017 Assembly Bill 642 fuels the need for more prison cells.

And the cluster of sponsors is just where you'd expect to find them, in the most white "Collar Counties" 

Note:  Only Rep. Skowronski (R-Franklin) lives in Milwaukee County.  Reps. Hutton, Sanfelippo, and Kooyenga live in Waukesha County but have western portions of Milwaukee County in their district.  Rep. Ott lives in Ozaukee County but represents a portion of northeast Milwaukee County.  In other words, the outline of Milwaukee County should show more white space, but I ran out of room applying red dots.

Related post:
Wisconsin Leads the Big 10 -- and the U.S. -- in Black Male Incarceration Rates.  (4/22/2013)

Original 10/22/2017 post, "Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary has some bad news for persons of colors", starts here.

Photo creditWI DOC

Reported in DOC chief: State needs more prison space before 2020.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/20/2017)

Wisconsin, apparently, is striving to be #1.

Source:  The Sentencing Project (arrows added)

Source:  The Sentencing Project (arrows added)

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