Wisconsin Current Events and Articles

Wisconsin Supreme Court divided on correct test to apply in juror bias case Criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors that face objective and subjective juror bias issues must contend with State v. Funk to make the case.


... of conviction for three counts of second-degree sexual assault with threat of ... Edmunds, 2008 WI App 33, ¶13, 308 Wis.2d 374, 746 NW2d 590 (citations ...

Appleton man charged in armed robbery - Appleton Post Crescent - APPLETON — A woman robbed at gunpoint in 2009 identified the man police say is responsible while browsing through Wisconsin's sexual offender registry. ...

Wisconsin Assembly and Senate name their new leaders

Perspective: Expert says woman deserved to be defended by Calumet County ... - Green Bay Press Gazette - He stated that he resigned as chairman of the Wisconsin Crime Victims Rights Board last December as "a self-imposed sanction." It's difficult to comprehend ...

Prosecutor writes book on Avery's wrongful conviction
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - By Tom Kertscher of the Journal Sentinel A new book about Steven Avery that focuses on his wrongful conviction in a sexual assault rather than his ...

Lawmaker optimistic CCAP changes possible -
Wisconsin Radio Network - While he's disappointed the system will remain in place for now, state Representative Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin... Rapids) says it's a good sign.

Sex offender monitoring system fails -
Fond du Lac Reporter - Rainbolt, 40, of 492 Madison St., was released from prison on April 22, 2008, after serving 17 years for first-degree sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy on ...

LETTER: Walker will privatize prisons -
Wausau Daily Herald - He is already threatening the rest of Wisconsin by privatizing the Department of Corrections. He sold the contract for transportation of prisoners to a ...

Court may consider disputed allegations at probation revocation sentencing
- WisBar - “His mere denial of the sexual assault allegations during the sentencing hearing did not constitute evidence rebutting them, nor did counsel's statement ...

Police Report Describes Video Seized from Local Radio DJ - September 2, 2010 - Megan Peterson, Mary Rinzel, and Andrew Fefer

Public Notified of Sex Offender Presence - August 26, 2010 - Bill Kirk
Early Release Not Working as Planned
- August 19, 2010
The state lawmaker who opposed Wisconsin’s early release program said fewer prisoners than expected are being freed before their sentences are done. And because of that, Assembly Republican Scott Suder of Abbotsford says it won’t save as much money as the Corrections Department had hoped. 210 non-violent inmates have had early releases this year – and three of them went back to prison after committing new crimes. Governor Jim Doyle and Democratic lawmakers agreed to release certain non-violent offenders early, as part of the effort to cover a $6 billion revenue shortfall. Tim Lemonds of the Corrections Department said $900,000 had been saved by the end of May – and an updated total will be given to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau later this month. Last year, the agency said it could save $30-million by freeing up to a-thousand inmates through the middle of 2011. Suder says it’s alarming that some of the released prisoners are re-offending – and as a result, he believes officials are overly cautious about who they release. Lemonds says the new crimes are quote, “relatively benign,” but the agency takes them seriously. He says officials would like everyone who’s released to be productive citizens – but in some cases, it’s not going to happen.
911 Taxes Don't Fund 911 Service - Kelly William Cobb - August 18, 2010

State computer had child porn
- August 10, 2010 - 8:17 PM
37 are sex offenders no more in South Dakota - Changes allow some convicted of lesser crimes to be removed from list - John Hult • jhult@argusleader.com • August 9, 2010
Probe Into Child Porn Extortion of Lawmakers Underway - Posted August 3, 2010

Wisconsin lawmakers sent e-mails with child porn
- By SCOTT BAUER (AP) – August 3, 2010

DOJ report says child porn on the rise
- Associated Press - August 3rd, 2010

Texas man imprisoned 27 years for rape a free man after DNA tests prove his innocence
By JUAN A. LOZANO , Associated Press - Last update: July 30, 2010 - 6:36 PM

Green Bay Sex Offender Residence Board gives Larry William Ahrndt of Greenleaf 90 days to find new home
- By Scott Williams • swilliams@greenbaypressgazette.com • July 25, 2010

Sex Offender Confinement Costing States Too Much
- MOOSE LAKE, Minn. June 22, 2010 - 
Keeping sex offenders locked up in treatment after they finish their prison sentences emerged as a popular get-tough tactic in the 1990s, when states were flush with cash. But the costs have soared far beyond what anyone envisioned.
Federal Appeals Court says convicted sex offender can have pictures depicting nudity - Published July 21, 2010 - Associated Press

Georgia Forced to Soften Famously Strict Laws Against Sex Offenders
-Published July 19, 2010 - Associated Press

Wisconsin struggles with federal sex offender law
- 7/2/10 - Wisconsin is one of 47 states that have not yet complied with new federal requirements for registering convicted sex offenders that went into effect in 2009. One of the main reasons for the delay is the vague guidelines in the new law for including juvenile sex offenders. Gil Halsted reports…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects challenge to sex offender registry statute
By Deborah G. Spanic, legal writer - March 22, 2010

Greenbay Sex Offender Ordinance takes financial toll on city
- By charles davis • cedavis@greenbaypressgazette.com • April 25, 2010

Editorial: Uniform statewide law on sex offender registry would end turf wars
- April 2, 2010

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