EXPO (EX-incarcerated People Organizing) works to end mass incarceration, eliminate all forms of structural discrimination against formerly incarcerated people, and restore formerly incarcerated people to full participation in the life of our communities.
EXPO emerged in 2014 when formerly incarcerated people from around Wisconsin began to gather to discuss what it would look like to have our own statewide organization. Our members provide support to each other and organize to change Wisconsin’s unjust penal system. Previously imprisoned women and men lead EXPO. Our members provide support to each other and organize to change Wisconsin’s unjust penal system. We receive support from family members of currently and formerly incarcerated people and allies who have not experienced incarceration.
Led by people who are directly impacted, EXPO is committed to correcting the narrative within all systems that support mass incarceration and excessive supervision. We are dedicated to creating just systems with policies that build healthy families and safe communities.
We believe in the human dignity of formerly and currently incarcerated people, and recognize they come from, and are part of our communities. We believe men and women with conviction and arrest records should be viewed as valued human beings, members of families, and assets to communities.
An end to mass incarceration and a fair and equitable criminal legal system.