Mass Incarceration in Three Midwestern States: Causes and Trends


by Professor Michael M. O’Hear

America's imprisonment rate has quintupled since the mid-1970s, reaching levels today that are unprecedented in the western world. Although mass incarceration has been a nationwide phenomenon, different states have been affected quite differently. This presentation examines mass incarceration in Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, highlighting important differences among these three medium-sized Midwestern states.

7:30 a.m., registration and continental breakfast
8:00 to 9:00 a.m., program

$10 per person
Parking will be validated
1 CLE credit applied for


  • Eckstein Hall
  • 1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
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