On Friday February 24, 2017 MILWAUKEE 53206 was screened at the Louisville Black Church Studies Consultation Conference on Mass Incarceration and Restorative Justice. Over 100 faith leaders from across the country attended the 2 day conference.
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.”