Running for their lives: Two men are running from Milwaukee to Madison to raise awareness of COVID in prison
“I am running for them for that reason so that they have a voice,” said Kevin Cook, a former inmate and current member of Ex-incarcerated People Organizing (EXPO). “Because they just like everybody on the face of this planet who is still breathing in the person, is a soul, is a living soul and they deserve to be treated as such.“
Since Monday,, two formerly incarcerated men and community leaders, Ramiah Whiteside and Kevin Cook, have been participating in EXPO’s “Running for Their Lives” by running from Milwaukee to Madison to raise awareness about the devastation COVID-19 has had upon one of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable communities: prisoners.
Both Cook and Whiteside are members of EXPO, an organization led by those directly affected by the prison system to help those returning home from incarceration access the various resources.
By Ayomi Wolff – Feb 11, 2021
- Ramiah Whiteside & Kevin Cook share their motivation for why they ran from Milwaukee to Madison. EXPO - EX-incarcerated People Organizing