As a wife who has a husband in prison serving a life sentence, I want to share with other wives and families living it that I can relate to your pain, your adversity, the brokeness, the emptiness from a love one not being home with you everyday and all the challenges that you face along the journey.
On Friday, November 3, 2017 the General Baptist State Convention of WI, Inc. GBSC) – Health Outreach Prevention Ministry (H.O.P.E.) hosted a presentation of the Milwaukee53206 Documentary, followed by a panel and audience question/answer session. The event took place at Canaan Baptist Church – Education Building.
Beverly Walker is the dedicated wife of Baron Walker, who has been incarcerated under Wisconsin’s old law for over 21-years. “He has been incarcerated longer than the time intended by his sentencing judge, he’s completed all of his court mandated and voluntary programs and paid his debt to society. Yet, why isn’t he home?”
Director Keith McQuirter provides an overview of why MILWAUKEE 53206 is the canary in the coal mine of the tragic impact excessive jail sentences and paroling policies have had on families and communities. “These intimate portraits, particularly of black families, are too often missing from the conversation about criminal justice reform.”