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"When the prison gates slam behind an inmate, he does not lose his human quality; his mind does not become closed to ideas; his intellect does not cease to feed on a free and open interchange of opinions; his yearning for self-respect does not end; nor is his quest for self-realization concluded. If anything, the needs for identity and self-respect are more compelling in the dehumanizing prison environment. Whether an O. Henry writing his short stories in a jail cell or a frightened young inmate writing his family, a prisoner needs a medium for self-expression. It is the role of the First Amendment and this Court to protect those precious personal rights by which we satisfy such basic yearnings of the human spirit." - Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, concurring opinion in Procurnier v Martinez 416 U.S. 396 (1974).

 

Executive Committee

Standing Members

Associate Members

Affiliate Member:
 

Sherman Park Community
Association (SPCA)

​​Mary Ann Hack
 

James Hall, Esq.

 

Terrence M. Hansen
 

Edith Hudson
 

Kay Koneazny
 

Dr. Thomas LeBel

David McGinnis

Dr. Dan Blinka, Esq.

Eduardo Borda, Esq.
 

Hon. Jonathan Brostoff, Esq.
 

Hon. Christopher Dee, Esq.

Danielle Shelton, Esq.

Angela Turner

Hon. Kristy Yang, Esq.

Atty. Reyna Morales

Karen Royster

Dr. Sharon F. Skinner
 

Dr. Stan Stojkovic

Atty. Tearman Spencer
 

Wendy Volz-Daniels

Cindy Williams

Georgette Williams

1st Secretary


Rev. Joseph Ellwanger

 

2nd Secretary

 

In Memory Of: Felmers O. Chaney (1918-2012)


 

Atty. Barbara Becker

Rev. Joseph Ellwanger

Atty. Larry R. Cote

1st Vice-Chairman
 

Holly Ryan
2nd Vice-Chairman

 

Atty. Barbara Becker

1st Treasurer

Sharon F. Skinner

2nd Treasurer


 

Bard Prison Initiative

Initiative Task Force

 

Robert Smith

Larry Coté

Stan Stojkovic

Rev. Joe Ellwanger

Sharon Skinner

Wendy Volz-Daniels

R.L. McNeely

Julie Ashlock (MATC)

 

Execute BPI “sparkplugging” of

BPI

 

 

 

Rep Goyke Liaison

 

Dave McGinnis

Wendy Volz-Daniels

 

FCAB Interface w/ Rep. Goyke’s Office

 

 Publicize facts as disclosed in Goyke’s presentation both countywide and statewide via pamphlet; work in conjunction w/ Goyke’s office on other projects such as a webpage w/ everyone’s web sites and basic info

Cheers/Sunshine

Committee

 

Cindy Williams

 

Acknowledge via Flowers, etc., Those Experiencing Duress


 

FCAB Committees

2019

Secretary Meeting

Committee

 

Larry Coté

Rev. Joe Ellwanger

Tom LeBel

Dave McGinnis

R.L. McNeely

Stan Stojkovic

Holly Ryan (OCLP)

Karen Royster (OCLP)

 

Meet with DOC

Secretary on quarterly basis.

Present FCAB’s

Recommendations to Secretary

 

Oversight Boards &

Prison Rape/Human

Trafficking (PREA)

 

Kay Koneazny

Mary Ann Hack

Dave McGinnis

Rev J. Ellwanger

Stan Stojkovic

Wendy Volz-Daniels

Tom LeBel

Larry Coté

Gretchen Schuldt (Turners)        

 

Explore Issues; Disseminate Info; Promote legislation

 

Explore Oversight.

Become familiar with PREA standards and PREA audits, affiliate with Just Detention International; Affiliate w/

Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee

Re-Entry/Revocations

Committee

 

Rev. Joe Ellwanger

Tom LeBel

Larry Coté

 

Publicize

How to Reduce

Unneccesary Revocations

 

Promote probation to be used more frequently as alternative to imprisonment; reform victimless revocations; modify earned release standards; give technical parole violators punishments other than prison.

 

Disseminate information vis op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, advertised panel discussions, radio and T.V. appearances, town hall meetings, etc.

 

 

Cite and Release

 

Vacant

 

Explore  Cite-and-Release Issues; Disseminate Information

 

Cite and release refers to citing folks for minor offenses like shoplifting which, if they are detained and/or incarcerated, instead, frequently leads to folks losing their jobs, employment, and to problems in Children’s Court


 

Technology Committee

 

Sharon Skinner

Stan Stojkovic

Barbara Becker

 

Keep FCAB Website Current

 

 

Book Club

 

Mary Ann Hack

Wendy Volz-Daniels

Georgette Williams

Danielle Shelton

Sharon Skinner

 

Read Pertinent Books; Educate FCAB; Promote Get-to-Know Each Other Readings/Socials

 

Contributions Committee

 

Barbara Becker

Mary Ann Hack

 

Committee to Regularize Contributions to FCAB’s Treasury for Website & Other Expenses as They Emerge

Nominations Committee

 

Barbara Becker

 

Solicit New Members Per Needs of Board

 

 

Milwaukee Turners Liaison

 

Open

 

Interface with Milwaukee Turners

Create anti-mass incarceration alliance w/ other organizations; Reduce prison population by ½ in 10 years; put on book events w/ nationally recognized speakers

 

Orientation Committee

 

Barbara Becker

Cindy Williams

 

Prepare “Reasons to Join FCAB” Document and any other Orientation Materials

Members. FCAB members shall serve as voting members of FCAB; serve on committees as appointed; have ad hoc and other duties that assist FCAB in achieving its objectives; and be expected to attend all FCAB meetings. All FCAB voting members shall serve FCAB in their individual capacities: No voting members serve FCAB in their professional capacities.

The principal officers of the Board shall be a chairman, 1st vice-chairman, 2nd vice-chairman, 1st secretary, 2nd secretary, and treasurer. The Board may have other officers or assistant officers as the Board may from time to time elect. Any two or more of said offices may be held by the same person, except that the offices of chairman, 1st vice-chairman, and 2nd vice-chairman, may not be held by the same person, the offices of chairman, 1st and 2nd secretary, may not be held jointly, and the treasurer may not simultaneously hold the office of chairman.

Associate Members. FCAB associate members shall be non-voting members of FCAB who are expected to assist FCAB from time to time on a pro tempore basis to achieve FCAB's purpose and goals as same are identified herein in Section 2.01. Associate members are eligible to serve on committees as appointed, but are not expected to attend all meetings of the Board. Associate members are expected to be opinion leaders, either lay or professional, such as community advocates, religious leaders, politicians, or others possessing special expertise or organizational affiliations useful to the accomplishment of FCAB's purpose and goals, such as, but not limited to, research social scientists, foundation officials, professional fundraisers, and grant persons. Associate members are not required to reside within Milwaukee’s PMSA. Associate members may be removed from FCAB by a simple majority vote.