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Incarceration after COVID: how the pandemic could permanently change jails and prisons

By Robert Chappell, Madison365 and Shereen Siewert, Wausau Pilot & Review Even before COVID-19 began to snake through Wisconsin’s jails and prisons, Chad Billeb saw a storm coming. As chief deputy for the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, Billeb was already studying ways to reduce the number of inmates in the jail, a challenge that county […]