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Behind Bars and Beyond Politics with Ed Wall

January 26, 2023 Season 3 Episode 1
Behind Bars and Beyond Politics with Ed Wall
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Behind Bars and Beyond Politics with Ed Wall
Jan 26, 2023 Season 3 Episode 1

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Join us for a compelling episode as we sit down with Ed Wall, a seasoned veteran of law enforcement and former Secretary of the Department of Corrections in Wisconsin. Ed opens up about the highs and lows of his illustrious career, providing a rare insider's look at the complexities of managing a corrections system during politically volatile times. His book "Unethical" serves as a backdrop for our conversation, offering poignant reflections on the personal sacrifices made by those in public service and the paradox of protecting the very individuals who may undermine your rights.

Our deep dive into the realities of prison reform reveals Ed's pioneering approach to transforming punitive environments into rehabilitation places. He shares stories of triumph, such as technical training programs that slashed recidivism rates to zero, while acknowledging the political hurdles that stifled broader progress. This episode doesn't just offer a glimpse into the successes and the hard truths about the staffing crises that continue to afflict the corrections system.

We wrap up the episode by tackling the controversies at Lincoln Hills' juvenile corrections, where allegations of abuse sparked a scandal that rocked the state. Ed discusses the balance between swift response, due process, and the consequences of disregarded early warnings. His firsthand account sheds light on the intricate dance of managing a crisis under political scrutiny, a testament to the challenges faced by those who serve at the highest levels of law enforcement and corrections.

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Join us for a compelling episode as we sit down with Ed Wall, a seasoned veteran of law enforcement and former Secretary of the Department of Corrections in Wisconsin. Ed opens up about the highs and lows of his illustrious career, providing a rare insider's look at the complexities of managing a corrections system during politically volatile times. His book "Unethical" serves as a backdrop for our conversation, offering poignant reflections on the personal sacrifices made by those in public service and the paradox of protecting the very individuals who may undermine your rights.

Our deep dive into the realities of prison reform reveals Ed's pioneering approach to transforming punitive environments into rehabilitation places. He shares stories of triumph, such as technical training programs that slashed recidivism rates to zero, while acknowledging the political hurdles that stifled broader progress. This episode doesn't just offer a glimpse into the successes and the hard truths about the staffing crises that continue to afflict the corrections system.

We wrap up the episode by tackling the controversies at Lincoln Hills' juvenile corrections, where allegations of abuse sparked a scandal that rocked the state. Ed discusses the balance between swift response, due process, and the consequences of disregarded early warnings. His firsthand account sheds light on the intricate dance of managing a crisis under political scrutiny, a testament to the challenges faced by those who serve at the highest levels of law enforcement and corrections.

Support the Show.