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Parole Commission

Mar 2, 2023

Lawmakers debate parole board transparency bill

Wisconsin's embattled parole commission would be forced to open up meetings and post its decisions online under a plan two Republican legislators laid out Wednesday.

Jan 16, 2023

Evers picks ex-Democratic lawmaker to lead parole commission

Gov. Tony Evers plans to appoint a former Democratic legislator to lead Wisconsin's parole commission.

Oct 24, 2022

Michels wants changes to Wisconsin parole system

Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels said Monday that he doesn't want to pause all paroles, but he does want to appoint a chair of the Wisconsin Parole Commission whose goal will not be reducing the prison population.

Apr 30, 2019

ACLU sues to give juvenile lifers chance at parole

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday demanding a federal judge ensure Wisconsin prisoners sentenced to life as juveniles receive a "meaningful and realistic" chance at parole.

Feb 16, 2017

Parole Commission to cancel, reduce $39,000 furniture order

A Wisconsin Department of Corrections says it is going to cancel or at least try to reduce the size of a $39,000 furniture order the Parole Commission completed a day before Gov. Scott Walker proposed eliminating it.

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