Lawsuits Over Juvenile Prisons Have Cost Wisconsin Over $20M

By Christopher Zoukis While I’ve previously written about the problem of the severe overcrowding in Wisconsin’s prisons, but we shouldn’t overlook the serious issues in that state’s juvenile corrections facilities. The state’s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, recently made an eye-opening attempt to quantify the size of the problems at the main centralized juvenile […]

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New California Law to End Cash Bail

By Christopher Zoukis On August 21, California’s legislature finished work on Senate Bill 10, also known as the California Money Bail Reform Act. It eliminates statewide the cash bail system and replaces it with the local courts’ assessment of whether a defendant would pose a serious risk if not incarcerated before trial. Governor Jerry Brown […]

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