As of March 3, 2015, the Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB) is an independent body and is not affiliated with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections or any other governmental body or institution. FCAB is an advocacy board comprised of private citizens guided by a shared concern for social justice, corrections policy, and the successful re-entry of former inmates as they return to their communities. All documents on this site pre-dating March 3, 2015 are historical and in reference to FCAB’s prior incarnation as a Wisconsin Department of Corrections affiliated citizens advisory board. Click on the History tab for a chronology of the evolution of the Board.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead


Purpose, Goals, and Mission: The Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB) is dedicated to advocating in behalf of reducing recidivism, enhancing re-integration, and to lowering state budget costs due to incarceration. Additionally, it is dedicated to disseminating to the lay public and to decision-makers pertinent information that can assist in achieving those goals.

Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB)
3909 N. Sherman Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Tel: (414) 442-3775
What's New

Next Board Meeting
is July 20, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

Selected Newsworthy

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R.L. McNeely: Independent oversight could reduce problems in juvenile prisons

Letter to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Independent Oversight Needed

Independent Oversight For Department Of Corrections

Consider Independent Oversight for State DOC

FCAB and NAACP Support Waupun Inmates on Hunger Strike

FCAB's BARD Initiative

Advocacy Board Locked Out

Is It Time For Mass Incarceration To End?

What Has Wisconsin's Department of Corrections Got to Hide?

The Amazing Results When You Give a Prison Inmate a Liberal Arts Education

FCAB and NAACP Gather to Discuss Recent Crime Sprees

Milwaukee Groups Call On Politicians to Focus on Violence

Black Men in Prison, Pt. 2: The Results Show

FCAB Talks of High Incarceration Rate of Black Males in Wisconsin

WUWM: Disproportionate Incarceration and Revocation

NAACP: Entrepreneurial Training Would Save State Money

The Frustrating Mission of Putting Inmates to Work

Opposition to Proposed Senate Bill 207

What AreThe Most Pressing Civil Rights Issues Today?

Governor Dedicates New Men's Correctional Center