18 Jan 2022

“This incident is now being exploited by some to promote a dangerous narrative that seeks to reverse years of positive criminal justice reform.” We couldn’t agree more. https://www.law360.com/articles/1448586/justice-reforms-are-not-to-blame-for-waukesha-tragedy

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11 Jan 2022

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require a $10,000 minimum bond for defendants who have previously committed a felony or violent misdemeanor. The outrage over the Waukesha parade tragedy could result in a step backward for bail reform in Wisconsin. This impulsive political response will create more problems than it will solve.

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5 Jan 2022

There is bipartisan agreement that the state’s correctional system is in trouble. Our prison population is unsustainably large due to over-prosecution. Throwing money at the problem will only be a short term resolution and will take funds away from the community. It’s time to find a new solution that does not involve mass incarceration. https://www.wbay.com/2021/12/09/first-alert-investigation-prison-staffing-crisis-costing-taxpayers-millions/

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29 Dec 2021

As more states loosen or remove restrictions on marijuana use, it is easy to lose sight of the seriousness of marijuana offenses in Wisconsin. A first offense of marijuana possession can result in a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment of up to six months. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/961/iv/41/3g/e

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