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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Supreme Court case slowly impacting certain violent offenders

In June, the United States Supreme Court held that juveniles who committed murder while under the age of 18 cannot be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. However, the Court’s holding did not make clear whether this mandate should be applied retroactively or whether it should apply only in future cases. As […]

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It is time to revisit juvenile incarceration issues

Accountability is an important concept for kids to learn. From the time that children are very small, they learn every day that their actions have consequences. The extent to which children may be held accountable for their actions, though, depends on the situation. For instance, if a 2-year-old flushes keys down the toilet, he will […]

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Strip search decision is tested in Wisconsin case

A few months ago, the United States Supreme Court announced its holding in a case entitled, “Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington.” In its ruling, the Court upholds the right of law enforcement to subject those arrested for any offense, including minor property and drug crimes, to a strip search before […]

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