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Prison News | Wisconsin

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Wisconsin. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

  • Panel Discusses Link Between Education, Incarceration and Job Opportunities
    On Friday, September 12, a distinguished panel of guests and academics gathered at the Helen Bader Foundation in downtown Milwaukee to discuss the economic and social issues faced by incarcerated men and women in the state of Wisconsin....[more]

  • Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehabilitation
    The poll released last week asked 804 registered Wisconsin voters to rate how they think the system is doing at turning inmates into contributing members of society. A little more than 41 percent said the system was doing a fair job and 31 percent said the state was doing a poor job. Almost 18 percent said it was doing a good job and 3.6 percent said it was doing an excellent job....[more]

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

Gangs in Prison

No recent news for Wisconsin in this category.

Health & Medical Treatment

No recent news for Wisconsin in this category.

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

  • Patterson transferred to Waupun prison
    WAUPUN, WI (WSAU) -- Jake Patterson has been sent to a southeast Wisconsin prison to begin his life sentence for two counts of homicide and kidnapping....[more]

  • Audit faults DHS for lack of housing policy
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Health Services could save money by establishing a written policy to identify housing for sexually violent offenders in the supervised release program, a nonpartisan audit released Thursday said....[more]

  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections tracks sex offenders, drunken drivers
    Wisconsin law requires the state Department of Corrections to use electronic monitoring to track certain sex offenders, probationers, parolees and repeat drunken drivers. In addition to DOC, most Wisconsin sheriffs allow some offenders ......[more]

Prison Conditions & Corruption

Prison Life & Culture

  • Prison inmates train guide dogs
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Eight dogs, ranging in age from 9 weeks to 2 years, are in training to become working companions. And their training ground might surprise you....[more]

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

  • UPDATE: Inmate back in custody after escaping work-release
    OSHKOSH, Wis. (WAOW) — Oshkosh police are asking the public to be on the lookout for an inmate that walked escaped custody during a work-release program Tuesday. A post on the department’s Facebook page says Bradley L. Webie, 35, was dropped off on the 200 block of Power Drive in Berlin for his work shift at approximately 5:30am....[more]

Suicides in Prison

No recent news for Wisconsin in this category.

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News



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