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Feb 28, 2020

Evers vetoes Tougher on Crime bills, approves OWI sentencing changes

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed four bills in the Republican-backed "Tougher on Crime" bill package on Friday. The measures aimed to impose tougher sanctions and sentences on criminals, including making it easier to revoke extended supervision, parole or probation for people charged with a crime.

Jan 24, 2017

Sentencing and corrections reform in Wisconsin: Looking back, looking ahead

After about three decades of nearly continuous growth, Wisconsin’s prison population has stabilized over the past dozen years at about 22,000 to 23,000 inmates.

Oct 30, 2015

Drug convicts freed early under new sentencing changes

Three dozen convicts are being freed in Wisconsin because of a change to prison sentence calculations for drug crimes.

Aug 14, 2014

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for a different category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.

Aug 28, 2013

US judge blasts DOJ over drug sentence disparities

A federal judge in Iowa has sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for creating massive drug sentencing disparities by failing to have a policy, until recently, advising prosecutors on when to double the prison time for repeat offenders.

Mar 11, 2013

Criminal; Sentencing; Assault of a police officer

12-1084 U.S. v. Alexander

Sep 21, 2012

Sentencing in Dec. for fetal-abduction case

The Milwaukee woman convicted this week of trying to steal a baby by killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her full-term fetus will find out her sentence later this year.

Aug 7, 2012

Motor Vehicles — OWI — sentencing

2012AP56-CR State v. VanDynHoven

Apr 17, 2012

Court seems split on when to apply new sentences

The Supreme Court seemed split Tuesday on whether criminals who were arrested but not yet sentenced for crack cocaine offenses should be able to take advantage of newly reduced sentences.

Apr 12, 2012

Sentencing – Acceptance of responsibility

11-2616 U.S. v. Mount

Mar 29, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court holds federal courts have discretion to order consecutive state, federal sentences

A U.S. District Court has the authority to order that a federal criminal sentence run consecutively to an anticipated state sentence that has yet to be imposed, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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