Criminal Justice

What is Wisconsin doing to address violence against women? Nationally the...

Nationally the Violence Against Women Act has expired, and in Wisconsin bills to help women have been politicized or ignored. One year ago, Feb. 15,...

Closing Lincoln Hills detention facilities stalls Funding for facilities in Milwaukee...

The battle for criminal justice reform in Wisconsin continued Wednesday at the Joint Finance Committee (JCF), with a looming planned closing date of July...

‘Tougher on crime’ bills pass despite calls for reform Heated debate...

The “tougher on crime” bill package reached an emotional peak in the Capitol during the Assembly floor session Tuesday, which resulted in the bills...

‘Tougher on Crime’ is no way to go

This week, the Legislature is considering an ill-conceived and wrong-headed package of bills that the authors are peddling as “tougher on crime.” But what the...

Will Wisconsin be the first state to kill sexual assault prevention...

The large committee meeting room in 412 East of the Capitol features a semi-circular raised dais. The 15 members of the Assembly Health Committee...

The cost of separation As lawmakers make it easier to terminate...

Tara van Wormer battled her dependence on opioid medications for years. As she worked toward her recovery, she had another struggle on her hands...

New bills added to “tougher on crime” package A $5 million...

Republican legislators continue developing their “tougher on crime” bill package, adding new bills focusing on reckless driving and car theft. Another bill, introduced by...

Tougher on crime bills get a grilling Should the criminal justice...

A “tougher on crime” bill package recently introduced by a group of Republican legislators got a thorough grilling Thursday morning during the Assembly's Criminal...

ACLU holds criminal justice reform lobby day at Capitol Nearly 300...

Hundreds of people flooded a hearing room in the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, to participate in a lobbying day hosted by the American Civil Liberties...

Bill introduced to address “race out of place” police calls Rep....

Over two years ago, Rep. Shelia Stubbs found herself at the other end of what she calls “profiling by proxy,” also known as “race...
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