On December 10, 2016, FREESPACE hosted a screening of MILWAUKEE 53206 at The Jazz Gallery in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. After the film was screened, rapper Reggie Bonds, Tyrone “DJ Bizzon” Miller, and film subject Chad Wilson shared their analyses with the audience.
MILWAUKEE 53206: The Epidemic of Vanishing Black Men
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.”