In this impactful episode of the While Black podcast, we sit down with Sean Wilson, the Organizing Director on Dream.Org's Justice team, who brings 17 years of lived experience and direct involvement with the criminal legal system. With a deep understanding of the broken system, Sean is a fierce advocate for reform. Previously serving as the ACLU of Wisconsin’s Smart Justice Campaign Manager, he successfully led a campaign to reform probation and parole. As a commissioner on the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission, Sean is committed to discussing juvenile justice policy issues on an independent platform.
Recently featured in the HBO documentary "Growing Up Milwaukee," Sean embodies the spirit of Fredrick Douglass' powerful words, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Drawing from his personal struggles and experiences, Sean shares his passion for change, particularly in youth mentorship for Black boys, advocating for mentorship to guide and empower the next generation. He sheds light on the challenges faced by those transitioning back into society after incarceration and the implications of felony disenfranchisement.
Delving into the prison system, Sean exposes its lack of rehabilitation efforts and emphasizes the urgent need for transformation. Join us as we navigate through pressing topics, gain profound insights from Sean Wilson, and explore the path towards a more just and equitable society.
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