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Feds Consider Probe Of Sheriff David Clarke's Deadly Jail

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department is considering opening a federal civil rights investigation into the Milwaukee County Jail, a facility nominally...

Decision Points: Substantive Programming Can Improve Reentry at Little Cost

Michael Hafemann | Posted 01.21.2017 | Crime
Michael Hafemann

Providing programs in jail that teach job skills and prepare inmates for employment will reduce the chance that they will return after they are released--saving money in the long run and improving public safety. However, meaningful inmate programming can be costly.

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.

Former Scott Walker Aide Pleads Guilty

Appleton Post-Crescent | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- A staffer who worked for Gov. Scott Walker when Walker was the Milwaukee County executive has pleaded guilty to two charges of posting pr...