Supervisor Taylor Calls for Reentry Initiative at the House of Correction
MILWAUKEE – County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor will present a resolution calling for a reentry initiative to help support individuals returning to the community from the Milwaukee County House of Correction (HOC) at the Wednesday, September 15 Health Equity, Human Needs, and Strategic Planning Committee meeting.
“Reentering the community is incredibly difficult for individuals who do not have access to necessary support both while incarcerated and as they transition back into life outside of a correctional facility,” said Supervisor Taylor. “There is so much more that we can do to prepare people to successfully come home and make sure that they stay home.”
Supervisor Taylor’s reentry initiative would utilize trusted community members that relate to incarcerated people and have them take on a role guiding those individuals toward making positive decisions and avoiding recidivism.
The HOC is a low security detention facility operated by Milwaukee County which houses people serving sentences of 12 months or less.