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View from around the state: Wanggaard’s bill puts crime victims first

A judge's order of restitution doesn't make a criminal incident magically disappear, nor does it remove the memory of the incident from the victim's mind. It's an attempt by the judge to make things right for the victim by ordering the convicted person to pay back the victim for criminal wrongdoing against that person.

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Criminal code updates inch forward

Revisions to Wisconsin’s criminal code, a project 20 years in the making, are getting closer to the state Legislature. A 300-page proposal is before the Wisconsin Judicial Council, which is expected to review the proposal prior to a September meeting, said staff attorney April Southwick. “It’s a monster,” she said. “But I know it’s a priority with the council for ...

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