Robert Taliaferro writes of the harm done to prisoners by an April 28, 1994, letter sent by then Wisconsin’s Governor Tommy Thompson to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections Secretary arguing to keep prisoners in jail despite the laws allowing for mandatory release.
Prisoner Robert Taliaferro looks forward to what a new governor in Wisconsin may mean for prisoners, especially prisoners of color, who have suffered under Governors Tommy Thompson and Scott Walker.
Prisoner Robert Taliaferro writes of how the predatory company ACCESS/KEEFE is now the most expensive, convoluted and ONLY way Wisconsin prisoners can receive funds from external sources.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s plan to replace the state Parole Commission with a Director of Parole would reduce the likelihood of parole in order to save a mere $1.8 million a year, while spending $200 million a year to keep aging parole-eligible prisoners locked up.