Mahlon Mitchell for Governor


Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system is broken. Our state currently spends more tax dollars on the Department of Corrections than it spends on the UW System. Since 1990, Wisconsin’s prison population has tripled. Wisconsin’s prisons are designed to house about 16,000 inmates. Today they hold roughly 23,000. We are misusing resources and it’s preventing our state from reaching its full potential. It’s time for real criminal justice reform in Wisconsin that focuses on rehabilitation and reducing recidivism. We also need to address the factors contributing to Wisconsin having the highest rate of incarcerated African-American males in the country.