At age 88, John Rigas could be a poster child for inmates who might seek early release from prison because of the hazards of advanced aging.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers are debating a Republican bill to end former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle’s early prison release program. The Assembly is considering the measure. The Senate passed it last month. Doyle introduced early release in his ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee has repealed an early release prison program Democrats initiated two years ago. The program allows well-behaved inmates to move onto extended supervision sooner as a means of alleviating prison crowding and to ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled state Legislature has moved closer to repealing an early release program for prison inmates approved by Democrats. The Assembly gave preliminary approval Tuesday to doing away with the program. Assembly Democrats used a procedural ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a Republican measure that would all but end a program that grants criminals early release from prison. Democrats created statutes two years ago that allowed well-behaved prisoners to move onto extended ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Republican legislative leaders say a bill that would repeal early release for criminal offenders could move to the Assembly floor by mid-May. The program allows some non-violent criminals to be released from prison earlier in ...Read More »
A state budget provision that would alter and eliminate early release options for inmates could prompt criminal defense attorneys to take more cases to trial. Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-13 state budget proposal strengthens the truth-in-sentencing laws passed more than a ...Read More »