Stories tagged: "juvenile justice"

July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
‘So Disappointing’: Advocates Hope for Justice Reform, School Funding, and More Broadband Expansion After State Budget Falls Short

Justice reform, school funding, and broadband expansion are still in need of action, advocates say.

(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.

FILE - In this 2017 photo, a customer pays for cannabis products at Las Vegas dispensary. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Legal Weed in Wisconsin? Not With This GOP Legislature.

Senate leader signals possible compromise on medicinal marijuana rather than full legalization. Lawmakers and governor staking out early ground on other state budget ideas.

Garland Hampton, left, and Dominee Meek spent more than 25 years behind bars serving live prison sentences they received at age 15. They were released on parole, but thanks to a state law change, teens receiving the same sentence just a few years later would not have been eligible for a parole. Meek and Hampton are advocating for other teens to have the same shot at redemption. (Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Proposed Bill Would End ‘Unconscionable’ Practice of Giving Kids Life Without Parole

Wisconsin continues to sentence young people to life sentences without the possibility of parole, despite the practice being banned by the US Supreme Court.