There has been alot of media coverage of the increased violence in Milwaukee and the latest is to blame newly release prisoners and the response seems to be more monitoring and increased penalties.
NO! there must be an immediate police response but increased prison time will not alleviate the suffering and thee needs to be deeper thought. There is no treatment and very little programming for prisoners that began there incarceration after Truth in sentencing was enacted. By law they have an "out" date an it matters not to the DOC in what shape they are released. Here is a letter I received from a 23 year old going to be out in a few months:
Peg Swan, member FFUP (Forum for Understanding Prisons)