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Changes to John Doe law could affect crime victims

While much of the attention on changes to a Wisconsin law that allows secret investigations have focused on how the bill excludes, among other crimes, misconduct in public office, they also could have an effect on a less obvious player in the proceedings — crime victims.

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Klokow might benefit from 1957 parole rules

A Sheboygan woman who killed her baby more than 50 years ago could be paroled two years sooner than prosecutors initially thought, because her case is governed by the less strict parole rules of 1957.

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Mom gets up to 10 years for baby’s 1957 death (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin woman accused of killing her baby more than 50 years ago showed up at her sentencing hearing Wednesday expecting to be sentenced to 45 days in jail as part of a plea agreement forged between lawyers. Instead, Ruby C. Klokow was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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Prosecutors reject furloughs, layoffs possible (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin district attorneys are bracing for a state-mandated work reduction for their assistant prosecutors, with some saying the “idiotic” move could mean crippling delays across the state’s criminal justice system. The state Department of Administration warned hundreds of assistant district attorneys that a 20 percent work reduction will be enforced starting ...

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State prosecutors could face more furlough days

Prosecutor’s offices throughout Wisconsin are facing the possibility of having to significantly shuffle or delay courts dates if assistant district attorneys are forced to take six additional furlough days by June 30. In a proposal sent to the Association of State Prosecutors on Wednesday, the Office of State Employment Relations requested that members take an additional six furlough days, beyond ...

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Wis. woman pleads not guilty to 1957 infant death

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Judith Post says she remains haunted by a memory more than half a century old — the sight of her older sister tossing her own baby several feet and watching the infant land on the floor. Though Post tries to forget the scene, a fresh court case has forced her to ...

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