21 Jun 2021

Eligiblility for Expungement in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin law asserts that offenders who are under the age of 25 are eligible for expungement if they commit certain non-violent crimes. When a crime is expunged, it is removed from the defendant’s public court record.

Unfortunately, last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that judges have no flexibility to grant expungement in the case of any probation violation.

This decision will harm many defendants. A criminal record greatly diminishes an individual’s opportunities when it comes to employment, housing and education.

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18 Jun 2021

Senate Debate Becomes Heated

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During last Wednesday’s Senate floor session, debate arose about a proposed bill designed to curtail efforts to defund local law enforcement. The discussion became heated quickly.

The proposed bill would decrease shared revenue by the same amount that the law enforcement budget would be cut.

The murder of George Floyd is not an isolated incident. Police misconduct has occurred across the country for centuries. Wisconsin is no exception. This bill is expected to be vetoed by Governor Evers. 

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9 Jun 2021

District Attorney Candidates Remain Scarce

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The number of candidates for District Attorney remain scarce. During the 2020 general election, very few district attorney races were contested. Consequently DA candidates do not face pressure to prioritize issues that voters value.

This avoids potential progress when it comes to combating issues such as abusive policing practices and excessive incarceration.

As Molly Collins, advocacy director for American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin simply states, “DAs could do more.”

3 Jun 2021

Use of Electronic Monitoring in Wisconsin

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In a report by the Badger Institute, it is asserted that electronic monitoring should be more widely used in the state of Wisconsin. More use of electronic monitoring would save Wisconsin taxpayers millions of dollars each year, due to decreased incarceration. It would also offer a safer alternative to Wisconsin’s overcrowded prisons. View more information about “the new age of electronic monitoring.”

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