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Tag Archives: Carl Ashley

Appeals court refuses to overturn rape conviction

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals refused to overturn the conviction of a Somali refugee who argued that a Milwaukee County judge didn’t properly explain the ramifications a plea would have on his immigration status.

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Ashley shares lessons learned

Not long after Judge Carl Ashley took the bench, he was at a church festival when a man approached saying the judge had sent him to prison.

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Drug of choice: Milwaukee treatment court looking for long-term financing

Ten months ago Carlos Martinez had a choice. Either enroll in Milwaukee County’s Drug Treatment Court program or head to prison, a place he had been 10 times during the past dozen years. A habitual heroin and cocaine addict since age 16, Martinez, now 32, opted for the treatment program. On July 27 he became the 30th graduate to complete ...

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