Joint Finance Committee Tackles Prisoner Treatment Options

Thomas Lyons | July 24, 2017
Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee, the group in charge of modifying Governor Walker’s budget, took decisive action towards improving treatment opportunities for prisoners. In 1999, Wisconsin implemented truth in sentencing. …

As Troubles Mount, Wisconsin Juvenile Justice System is Primed for Overhaul

Thomas Lyons | July 18, 2017
USA Today-Wisconsin affiliates reported last week the number of inmates at the state’s two juvenile prisons have declined in the last two years.  The prisons, Lincoln Hills and Copper…

Wisconsin Trying New Reentry Programs

Thomas Lyons | July 7, 2017
Finding and maintaining employment is an important part of any inmate’s reintegration to society.  A 2015 study by the Manhattan Institute found that non-violent offenders were less likely to…

Expunction Dysfunction

Thomas Lyons | July 6, 2017
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling on a case involving expunction that inadvertently highlights a significant problem.  Expunction is a court order that seals the contents…
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