Criminal Justice


(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman; childhood photos provided by Garland Hampton and Dominee Meek)
Sentenced to Prison as Minors, These Two Men Want Kids to Get Help With Trauma Sooner

About 90% of children who commit crimes have significant trauma histories, according to a state trauma-informed care coordinator. But the system is not set up with treatment and rehabilitation as priorities, explained childhood trauma survivors and experts. Wisconsin’s governor wants to change that.

Top (from left): Rice Lake Police Chief Stephen Roux; Fred Royal, president of the Milwaukee NAACP; and Tory Lowe, Milwaukee-based advocate for victims of injustices.

Bottom (from left): Damond Boatwright, regional president of hospital operations for SSM Health Wisconsin; Tony Gonzalez, founder and co-chair of Toward One Wausau; Linda Fair, an academic adviser at Blackhawk Technical College; and Ted Neitzke, CEO of Oshkosh-based education service agency CESA 6. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Racial Disparities Task Force Members Hopeful for Action, But There Aren’t Any Proposals Yet

Spokeswoman says the group is on “an aggressive pace,” months after the Assembly Speaker dismissed pleas for immediate action.

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With Nine New Pardons, Evers Has Now Given Second Chances to 74 Individuals

Governor’s move restores rights to those who proved they’ve turned their lives around and made it stick.

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Evers Pardons Nine More People, Bringing Total to 65

Pardons restore some rights stripped from people convicted of felonies.

Police have deployed a variety of violent tactics against protestors since May. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
‘I Feared for My Life’: The Use of Unmarked Vans in Arrests Is More Common Than You Think

“This is the kind of thing that happens over and over and over and I'm glad attention is finally being paid to it, but this is not new. This is the kind of thing that’s been happening for years.”