Recidivism rate among Wisconsin offenders is dropping

It has been observed that incarceration without available resources for rehabilitation tends to result in more crime when offenders leave prison walls. Without rehabilitation, life-skills training and other support, criminal offenders tend to become repeat offenders. Thankfully, some Wisconsin inmates are benefitting from various programs designed to help them lead more successful lives after they […]

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Wisconsin arrests for marijuana double Minnesota’s: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about one very distinct difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota. Even though both states have similar population demographics, geography and size, each addresses a specific drug issue very differently. Though each state’s law enforcement treats every other kind of drug issue with striking similarity, Wisconsin arrests more than twice […]

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Wisconsin arrests for marijuana double Minnesota’s: Part I

Wisconsin’s neighbor to the west is similar in population size, political, social, and educational demographics and geography. Yet, law enforcement officers in Minnesota arrest half as many individuals for marijuana possession each year as those in Wisconsin. This simple reality raises two important questions: why does Wisconsin focus so much more on marijuana possession arrests […]

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State responds to Milwaukee Police Department misrepresentations

As a response to a high-profile investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, local and state officials have called for independent audits of crime numbers released by the Milwaukee Police Department. The Journal Sentinel investigation determined that over 500 recent serious assault and battery cases, including serious domestic violence assaults, have been misclassified by the department […]

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Economic recession may be causing a rise in domestic violence

Last December, we wrote about a Wisconsin woman who allegedly attacked her husband and daughter in a hotel room because she was upset about the Packer’s first loss of the season. While this was a somewhat unique case, it shows that incidents of domestic violence can be triggered by many factors. Personal stress related to […]

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