Inmate Featured in Milwaukee53206 Documentary Wins Release

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Inmate Featured in Milwaukee53206 Documentary Wins Release

August 16, 2018 | by Bruce VielmettiMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

Beverly Walker (right) and her daughter Wisdom Walker (left) react as the judge makes his decision.

Despite completing every treatment and training program available to him and showing “significantly improved character” over his 22-year incarceration, Baron Walker was denied parole multiple times. Now he is finally being reunited with his family after Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Mark Sanders modified Walker’s original sentence of 60 years at a hearing on August 16. When Walker was sentenced to prison in 1996, Wisconsin’s “truth in sentencing” did not exist. That policy change regarding parole in the midst of Walker’s prison time was a reason cited for his release. Walker’s situation was profiled in the documentary film Milwaukee53206, which received a 2017 Media for a Just Society Award from NCCD. You can read the full article about Walker’s release here. Read a blog post written by the filmmaker, Keith McQuirter, here.