25 Sep 2021

The Chrystul Kizer Case

On behalf of Above the Bar Assistant   |   Sex Trafficking

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will review the case of Chrystul Kizer, a sex trafficking victim who is charged with killing her abuser. This case could have a tremendous effect on the treatment of trafficking victims in our criminal justice system. Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/09/20/chrystul-kizer-wisconsin-supreme-court-trafficking-murder/

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21 Sep 2021

Executive Order Reducing Pardon Requirements

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Firm News

Governor Tony Evers has granted a record number of pardons, when compared to past Wisconsin governors. To continue his current pace, he has signed an executive order reducing requirements needed for individuals to receive pardons. Under the new order, Evers can pardon an individual, without a board meeting needed. Only those who have committed non-violent […]

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17 Sep 2021

Community Alternative Response Emergency Services

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Firm News

In some cases, when mental health emergencies occur in the downtown and campus area, mental health professionals will come to the scene in place of Madison police. The new service, the Community Alternative Response Emergency Services (CARES) team, started operating on September 1. The service entails paramedics from the Madison Fire Department teaming up with […]

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8 Sep 2021

Changing the Name of Inmate to Resident

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Firm News

Wisconsin’s Dane County Jail will be initiating an effort to refer to inmates as “residents”, to avoid dehumanization. As Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barett states, the decision hinges on the theory that, “How one views themselves matters.” Dane County Supervisor Sheila Stubbs states, “Changing the name of inmate to resident gives them a sense of […]

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