This presentation will cover mass incarceration, the criminal justice system’s involvement, and those re-entering from Wisconsin’s penal system. This session will give an overview of how certain aspects of the criminal justice system have contributed to mass incarceration in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s prison population has more than doubled in the past 25 years. Is there more criminal activity in the state? Or, is our criminal justice system taking more of a punitive approach when it comes to crime? These are questions and answers we will explore and explain as we discuss crime and rehabilitation in the world of mass incarceration. Participants will learn about the positive things that have been and are being done to end mass incarceration and restore rehabilitation to individuals, families and communities. With this course on re-entry, you will walk away with an understanding and appreciation for the effective services offered in the re-entry industry.