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Legislature moves to end early release

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 ...

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Senate approves early release repeal (UPDATE)

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 ...

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Fragmented sentence: Attorneys debate early release laws

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 ...

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