“Wisconsin’s Truth in Sentencing Law”

By Gina Barton

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s award winning law enforcement investigative reporter.

Date: May 19th 2015

Place: Atrium of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 831 N Van Buren, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Time: Starting time 6PM with a light supper prior to the presentation

RSVP: Deacon Tom at thunt51@sbcglobal.net or (414) 961.0332 Prior to May 17th

Gina Barton:
Her coverage has been honored with several national awards, including the George Polk Award, an IRE certificate, the John Jay College Criminal Justice Reporting Award, the Al Nakkula Award and a Casey Medal. Barton is the author of a true-crime book, “Fatal Identity.” She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a master’s degree from Indiana University-South Bend.

Gina writes, “As a results of Wisconsin’s Truth in sentencing law, the state’s prison population has tripled since 1990. Prisoners eligible for parole aren’t getting it. And as of 2012, nearly 1,500 prisoners were housed in solitary confinement in Wisconsin. Fourteen of them had been there for more than 10 years.”

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