- In 2006, an estimated 32% of Black men ages 18-54 were under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, 10% incarcerated and 22% under community supervision. The peak rate was for ages 25-29: an estimated 47% of Dane County’s Black men aged 25-29 were under supervision, 15% in prison and another 32% on probation or parole or extended supervision.
Dane County Rates of Incarceration and Community Supervision
- Slides from County Board presentation: Dane County Disparities 2008
- Slides from presentation (October 2008) to Dane County Racism Summit (and Dane County Judges). Contains new graphs of Wisconsin & Dane County using DOC data through 2006: Racial Disparities in Dane County
- Basic facts about escalating imprisonment (PowerPoint) in Dane County.
- General Presentation, April 2007 (PowerPoint). Compared to Wisconsin Sentencing Commission presentation of 4/30/04, updated April 2007 to add more comparisons between Wisconsin & the US in the 1980s and 1990s. (file size ~ 2.6 MB) This one includes crime trends and drug use graphs as well as suggestions about “what is to be done”
- County Comparisons Prisons 90-03 in prison admission.
- Presentation to Governor’s Commission on Racial Disparities (PowerPoint), May 22, 2007.
This overlaps a lot with the general presentation. Differs in omitting slides on crime & drug use & my policy suggestions and in adding slides summarizing the Sentencing Commission Report on Sentencing Disparities and in summaries of arrests rate disparities & prison/arrest ratios for 1997-1999; also a few slides on the criminal justice process and where data are & suggestions for where data are needed.
- Presentation to Wisconsin Sentencing Commission (PowerPoint) or (PDF), April 30, 2004. This presentation includes updated graphs on Wisconsin prison admissions through 2003. And also includes comparisons between counties 1990-2003.
- Wisconsin Disparities (PDF). Includes information on national & state imprisonment trends, national drug use data, and a special section on disparities by age. Wisconsin trends through 2003.
- Presentation on Dane County Returning Prisoners (PDF). This presentation includes the slide I presented at the Sentencing Commission showing returns to prison over time.
- Basic facts about escalating imprisonment in Wisconsin, with emphasis on comparison between counties. (PowerPoint)
- Presentation to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission’s Disproportionate Minority Confinement conference on February 4, 2002. Uses data through 1999. This is a very long slide show with a couple of hundred slides.
Part 1: Overview and Wisconsin imprisonment patterns.
Part 2: Comparing Wisconsin’s counties in black and white imprisonment. Compares Milwaukee, Dane, Racine, Kenosha, Rock, and Waukesha counties, and the rest of Wisconsin.
Part 3: County arrest statistics and conclusions.
- Study of employment discrimination in Milwaukee against persons with criminal records which shows racial bias as well. This is the study I show in my slide show, which I did not do but was done by Devah Pager, now a professor at Harvard University. The paper has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Volume 108 Number 5 (March 2003): 937–75. Download a copy from her website.
- Wisconsin Prison Admissions, 1990-1999, by race & county. This is a web page with links to spreadsheets & technical analysis notes underlying other summaries and PowerPoint presentations for 1990-1999.
- Gender & Race trends in imprisonment. This is an Excel spreadsheet with graphics generated by Dana Garbarski using the Wisconsin Dept of Corrections data through 2003.
- “Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice: Madison and Dane County in Context.” Institute for Research on Poverty Working Paper DP 1257-02. 2002. 48 pp. This is a report with embedded graphs.
- “Some Facts about Race and Imprisonment in Wisconsin,” Forum article published in Wisconsin State Journal May 26, 2002. Companion piece, “What Can We Do About Race, Crime, and Imprisonment?” by Helene Nelson published in the same issue.
- Handout for Madison Urban Ministry Forum on Community Policing, March 19, 2002.
Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice: Madison and Dane County in Context. Many graphics show how Wisconsin compares to the US and how Madison & Dane County compare to Wisconsin and Milwaukee County. Originally presented to the mayor on July 10, 2001, this version revised in Septemer 2001 contains some corrections and additions.
Supporting Excel spreadsheets:
- Summary of Wisconsin & Wisconsin county imprisonment patterns relative to the “drug war.” Prepared for CJAC conference in Milwaukee November 1, 2001.
- Graphs and charts on Racial Disparities, November 2001.
- Summary of Dane County black arrest & imprisonment patterns with emphasis on young offenders.
- Racial Disparities in Imprisonment in Wisconsin. 2000. Arrest and new imprisonment rates for blacks and whites by offense category; imprisonment rates by county and sex for blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians. Data are for 1996 and are from the National Corrections Reporting Program. The report is an Adobe Acrobat file with tables in the appendix.
Excel spreadsheets for Wisconsin counties imprisonment rates data.
Map of Wisconsin counties
- Uniform Crime Reports arrests of juveniles and adults in Dane County 1995, by race (converted to rates per 100,000 using 1995 Census estimates). MS Word file.
- Handouts from the Peace-Filled Community forum March 20, 2001.
Includes black and white copies of figures about Wisconsin from slide show + Dane County and Milwaukee County new imprisonments by race and offense, 1996.
MS Word file with lots of graphics.
- Overview of Juvenile Justice Issues in Dane County, Wisconsin.
- Racial Disparities in Imprisonment. Published in Money Educations and Prison newsletter and The Madison Times.