15 Dec 2022

A reduction in white collar prosecutions over the past two decades has resulted in a perception that the feds are letting people skate on federal crimes. Statistics from the Federal Bureau of Prisons state otherwise. The federal prison population increased more than 3%, from 151,283 at the end of 2020 to 156,542 at the end of 2021. Read more here.

25 Aug 2022

Wisconsin in the midst of a constitutional crisis. Those accused of crimes without resources to hire an attorney regularly languish in jail waiting for legal representation as the State works to clear a backlog of an estimated 35,000 pending cases. Overcriminalization and a prosecution-oriented approach to public safety across the state have overwhelmed an already troubled system.

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19 Aug 2022

In 2021, Nearly 40% of the 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation failed to report crime data to the FBI’s national database. This was after a transition to a new collection system, causing huge gaps in national crime rates. Only 47% of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies reported a full year of crime data to the FBI. Click the link below to learn more details on this statistic.