Jail safety advocates want Sheriff Denita Ball to meaningfully engage about conditions and protocol.
Posted inHealth & Welfare, Justice & Safety
Policing pregnancy: Wisconsin’s ‘fetal protection’ law, one of the nation’s most punitive, forces women into treatment or jail
Officials investigate about 400 pregnant people a year for alleged ‘unborn child abuse’ under Act 292. Critics say that can do more harm than good.
Posted inDemocracy on the Ballot, Government
Thousands of eligible Wisconsin voters face ballot barriers in jail
While many incarcerated people retain the constitutional right to vote, Wisconsin counties can do more to ensure that right can be exercised.
Posted inBeyond Bail, Justice & Safety
Controversial algorithms help decide who stays in jail before trial
Some Wisconsin counties use risk assessment tools to predict who will skip out on court or commit new crimes; critics say there are better ways to cut incarceration.