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Gretchen Schuldt

Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that advocates for progressive change in the Wisconsin justice system by educating the public about its real-life impacts and partners with other organizations to achieve more just outcomes.

Wisconsin is about to elect a new state Supreme Court justice; the Shepherd Express sizes up the candidates: Madison attorney Timothy W. Burns, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock. Read more

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Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in revising antiquated laws that turn minor possession of marijuana into a felony. In Milwaukee County, those laws seem to be enforced more stringently against African American males. Read more

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Given how many shows were opening this past weekend, I had to make a decision as to which to go to . . . and invariably I ended up missing a show at Off The Wall (still disappointed about that) in favor of seeing the latest from emerging theatre.. Read more

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The Wisconsin State Legislature may finally inject some common sense and compassion into our criminal justice system through good ol’ record-scrubbing expunction reform that could benefit thousands of people. Read more

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Can the creation of the new justice reform task force give us a reason to believe that justice actually resides in the Wisconsin criminal justice system? Read more

Issue of the Week

The City of Milwaukee uses its police and prosecutors to generate money from some of its poorest residents. It seems a very small thing indeed use a share of that money to ensure that they are fairly represented in Milwaukee Municipal Court. Read more

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Sen. Leah Vukmir’s bill, Senate Bill 54 (SB54), mandates that the Wisconsin Department of Correction (DOC) recommend revocation for anyone on DOC supervision who is merely charged with a new violent misdemeanor or any type of felony. Read more

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Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in revising antiquated laws that turn minor possession of marijuana into a felony. In Milwaukee County, those laws seem to be enforced more stringently against African American males. Read more

Hemp 2 Comments

Can someone please explain howthis state can afford the Zoo Interchange reconstruction pr not ,News Features Read more

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