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Feb 8, 2022

Bipartisan bill to build juvenile prison near Milwaukee

A new juvenile prison would be built near Milwaukee under a bipartisan bill that would authorize borrowing $42 million for the project.

Nov 3, 2020

Supreme Court to hear case about juvenile life sentences

The Supreme Court is to hear arguments in a case that could put the brakes on what has been a gradual move toward more leniency for children who are convicted of murder.

Nov 13, 2017

ACLU urges no changes to Wisconsin juvenile prison order

Recent reports of violent clashes between juvenile inmates and prison workers are overblown, and an order to reduce the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement should not be changed, attorneys argued in filings made in federal court Friday.

Feb 5, 2017

State wants money restored for juvenile justice programs

Wisconsin officials are seeking the restoration of federal grants they haven't been able to tap into for the past two years to fund juvenile justice programs.

Mar 4, 2014

Bill moving forward to give researchers access to juvenile records

Research agencies doing work under a federal court improvement grant would have access to juvenile court records under a bill passed out of committee on Monday.

Nov 14, 2013

Bill would shift some youth cases from adult court (UPDATE)

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would treat some 17-year-old offenders as juveniles rather than have them tried in adult court.

Oct 31, 2013

Juvenile offender bill moving quickly through Legislature

A bipartisan bill that would reverse a Wisconsin state law that requires all 17-year-old offenders to be treated like adults is moving quickly in the state Legislature.

Sep 5, 2013

Bill would put 17-year-olds in juvenile system

Non-violent 17-year-old offenders in Wisconsin would no longer be treated as adults in the justice system under a bipartisan proposal in the Legislature.

Jun 24, 2013

Study: Fewer Wis. youth being locked up

Wisconsin has drastically lowered its incarceration rate for youth offenders, partly relying more on community-based programs and less on confinement options, according to a national study.

Sep 21, 2012

Boys, 13, charged with killing great-grandmother

Two 13-year-old Wisconsin boys are charged with using a hatchet and hammer to kill one boy's great-grandmother while stealing jewelry and a car from her home.

Mar 27, 2012

Juvenile jury trials still on legislative radar

After two failed attempts, a state legislator will try again to reinstate jury trials for juveniles facing extended detention.

Nov 29, 2011

Juveniles; TPR; ineffective assistance

2011AP1198 Dawn H. v. Pah-Nosa B.


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