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G. Parole

Today the ACLU filed a 59-page class action complaint against Wisconsin parole commissioners in federal.  It’s a “must read” for attorneys who defend juveniles. Among other things, it cites to a great deal of legal and scientific research on juvenile versus adult offenders. It also alleges that COMPAS assessments appear to treat youth as an… Read More

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State ex rel. Michael J. Gendrich v. Litscher, 2001 WI App 163 Issue: Whether the “presumptive mandatory release date” under § 302.11(1g) creates a liberty interest in parole protected by due process. Holding: Prisoners sentenced for a “serious felony” between April 21, 1994, and December 31, 1999, are given a “presumptive” MR date. Discretionary parole does not… Read More

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