MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those living in the ZIP code that incarcerates the highest percentage of black men in America, up to 62%. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll that excessive jail sentencing takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206 to illuminate the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily affects of unjust and long jail sentences.
MILWAUKEE 53206 personalizes the crisis of unjust jail sentencing and intimately depicts the destructive hold this system has on the families and their communities. The stories in this film are not unique to 53206 and can be used to inspire change in ZIP codes across the country. Join our impact campaign to host a screening and more.