Why Race Matters

Women and Barriers After Incarceration

Preview: Episode 8 | 30s

In Wisconsin, Black women are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. They make up just 6 percent of the state’s population but 21 percent of women in our correctional system. In this episode, Angela Fitzgerald talks with Carmella Glenn, coordinator of JustDane's “Just Bakery.” They discuss issues facing Black women leaving incarceration, roadblocks, and solutions for returning home.

Aired: 04/28/21

Rating: NR

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Why Race Matters is a local public television program presented by PBS Wisconsin.

Funding for Why Race Matters is provided by CUNA Mutual Group, Park Bank, Alliant Energy, UW Health, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Focus Fund for Wisconsin Programming, and Friends of PBS Wisconsin.