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Jan 4, 2018

View from around the state: Wrongful conviction victims could get more compensation

In an era of extreme partisanship, here’s an example of bipartisanship at the Capitol: An Assembly committee has unanimously approved legislation that would boost compensation for people wrongfully imprisoned.

Feb 2, 2017

Claims Board hears dispute between plumber, WisDOT

When William Ludwig saw flood waters had submerged a quarter of his property in the town of Vernon, his experience as a plumber told him to start looking for a drain tile that might have been clogged by nearby highway work.

Nov 22, 2016

Once a leader in wrongful conviction compensation, Wisconsin has been lapped by other states

Even if Brendan Dassey’s attorneys successfully appeal his conviction for taking part in the murder of a freelance photographer, the now-27-year-old who was featured in the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” would still have the burdensome task of proving he deserves compensation for the years he spent in prison.

May 11, 2015

Former Kenosha man wants compensation for wrongful conviction

A man whose sex assault charges were dismissed after the victim recanted her testimony is asking for compensation for the time he spent in prison.

Dec 9, 2014

Former convict wants $450K from state (UPDATE)

A former construction foreman was able to get a rape charge dismissed, but his lack of a legal means to prove his innocence might prevent him from getting compensation for the three years he spent behind bars.

Dec 9, 2014

Attorney makes case for high-speed rail compensation (UPDATE)

A Canadian Pacific Railway attorney tried Tuesday to persuade the state Claims Board to hand the railroad more than half a million dollars for helping develop a high-speed rail plan before Gov. Scott Walker killed the project.

Dec 8, 2014

Canadian Pacific taking high-speed rail claim to state (UPDATE)

Half a year after the rejection of a train company’s claim related to Gov. Scott Walker’s scotching of a high-speed railway to be built between Milwaukee and Madison, a railway is seeking compensation related to the same project.

Apr 30, 2014

Claims Board wary of setting precedent in Shomberg case (UPDATE)

Members of the Wisconsin Claims Board expressed concern Wednesday that paying the estate of a deceased Madison man who was incarcerated for a crime for which he was acquitted may set precedent for other families to make similar claims.

Apr 28, 2014

Claims Board will hear man’s case again (UPDATE)

The family of a Wisconsin man who died soon after he was denied compensation for a wrongful conviction plans to press his case again before the Wisconsin Claims Board this week.

Apr 18, 2014

Claims board reschedules hearing in wrongful death case

The mother of a Madison man who died while trying to obtain compensation for a false conviction will get her day before a state board later this month.

Apr 8, 2014

Claims Board awards inmates for erroneous jail time (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Claims Board has awarded $7,600 to a Lake Mills man who was mistakenly held in prison for more than a year after his sentence was supposed to end.

Apr 1, 2014

Senate approves payment for wrongful conviction

A man wrongfully convicted of homicide would get more money from the state of Wisconsin under a bill passed by the Senate.


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