The FREE Campaign is focused on the unique issues of women who have experienced incarceration

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The FREE Campaign was founded in 2016 by women who are members of EXPO Wisconsin, when they began to notice the lack of discussion of women’s particular incarceration challenges. Led by people who are directly impacted, EXPO (Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing) is committed to dismantling all systems that support mass incarceration and excessive supervision. EXPO exists so that people with shared experience of incarceration are able to build collective power to change the climate of incarceration in Wisconsin. EXPO is an affiliate of WISDOM a faith-based community organization in the State of Wisconsin.

Since then, FREE has developed networks of directly impacted women from around the state, with particularly strong chapters in Eau Claire and Milwaukee. We are meeting today in order to start to build relationships and build power in Madison, to link up with other chapters on statewide issues, and to make sure that the issues that are specific to directly impacted women in Madison are addressed.

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