Local and regional news sources have published on the proposal for a new Dane County jail. Find links to these articles below, with the most recent listed first.
September 20, 2014: “Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown.” By Adam Geller for the Concord Monitor.
September 7, 2014: “Dr. Douglas A. Kramer: Jail proposal a defining issue for Dane County.” By Douglas A. Kramer for the Wisconsin State Journal.
August 31, 2014: “Keep the conversation going about mental illness and incarceration.” By Susan Spahn for the Wisconsin State Journal.
August 25, 2014: “Monday forum will air mental health advocates’ concerns about jail proposal.” By Steven Elbow for The Capital Times.
August 24, 2014: “Vicky Elbe: Fanlund’s story on jail showed compassion for mentally ill.” By Vicky Elbe for The Capital Times.
August 23, 2014: “Abolition Now for Dane County.” By Karma Chávez for Mad Mutual Drift.
August 4, 2014: “Paul Fanlund: On Dane County Jail project, ‘sticker shock’ has an upside.” By Paul Fanlund for The Capital Times.
July 3, 2014: “Idea to use inmate labor at a new Dane County jail facility called a form of ‘slavery’.” By Cheyenne Langkamp for the Isthmus.
July 2, 2014: “County Board members struggle with new jail cost.” By Jeff Glaze for the Wisconsin State Journal.
July 1, 2014: “New Dane County jail recommendation getting little initial support.” By Steven Elbow for The Capital Times.
June 27, 2014: “Graphic: How capacities of Dane County jail proposals compare to inmate population” and “Dane County Jail average daily population.” By Todd D. Milewski for The Capital Times.
June 27, 2014: “Dane County jail price tag rises as high as $135 million in new study.” By Steven Verburg for the Wisconsin State Journal.
June 12, 2014: “Inmate trapped by faulty door; ‘worn out jail’ to blame, sheriff says.” By Bill Novak for Madison.com.
June 3, 2014: “Delayed jail space-needs study for Dane County should be out in June.” By Nathan J. Comp for the Isthmus.
May 19, 2014: “Photos: A look inside the Dane County Jail.” By Mike DeVries for The Capital Times.
May 19, 2014: “Paul Fanlund: Next up for Madison? A case of the jailhouse blues.” By Paul Fanlund for The Capital Times.
March 24, 2014: “Wisconsin Republican: ‘These are jails, not the Ritz-Carlton’.” By Jack Craver for The Capital Times.
November 24, 2013: “Keep an open mind on new county jail.” Editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal.
October 17, 2013: “New Dane County Jail would serve mentally ill inmates.” By Joe Tarr for the Isthmus.