Sentencing, Corrections and Re-Entry: A Comparative Look at Wisconsin and the Nation

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sentencing_corrections_and_reentry_apr_24_and_25_page_1-150x150On April 24th and April 25, 2009, an Advanced Journalism Seminar took place at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Conducted by theCenter on Media, Crime and Justice and Pew Center on the States, 21 regional journalism fellows gathered for two days to discuss sentencing, corrections and re-entry in the State of Wisconsin.

Fellows continue your conversation.

Speakers included, Hon. Michael Malmstadt, Retired Judge, Milwaukee Children’s Court, Senator Lena Taylor, Chair, Wisconsin Senate Judiciary Committee and mary Kay Kollat, Re-entry Director, Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Access the program and speaker list here.

A comprehensive guide of available resources was compiled for the journalism symposium.  Research includes:

Access the complete resource guide here.

Read articles from  journalism fellows

Doyle budget would let judges expunge low-level convictions of young offenders
by Gina Barton

“Debating an Early Release “Will it hurt to let inmates go early?”
by Dee J. Hall
Wisconsin State Journal

Advocates: Key Prison Reforms Struck from Final Wisconsin
By Gil Halsted
Wisconsin Public Radio

“Wisconsin proposal would give parole violators time off for good behavior”

By Gil Halsted
Wisconsin Public Radio

Remove Criminal Record Expungement from the Budget Bill”
By The Daily Cardinal

“Prison is revolving door for mentally ill, who don’t get needed meds”
By Jessica Van Egeren
The Capital Times

“Prison population, corrections budget spike during truth in sentencing”
By Jessica Van Egeren
The Capital Times

“A Media Conference on Sentencing, Punishment, and Re-Entry”
By Jake Woehlke
The Voice (University of Wisconsin)

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