According to an updated report from the Sentencing Project, Wisconsin leads the nation in Black imprisonment rates—one of every 36 Black Wisconsinites is in prison. It’s a sobering statistic. How […]
How Much Should We Pay the Wrongfully Convicted?
The Wisconsin legislature has again failed to pass an exonerate compensation bill that would increase the compensation for wrongfully convicted persons. Host Gil Halsted speaks with two Wisconsin exonerates, Fred Saecker […]
Wrongful Conviction Compensation Bill Gaining Momentum
(WORT) — This week state lawmakers made new headway on legislation that would dramatically increase compensation for people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Although historically Wisconsin was the first state to offer compensation to exonerees, its compensation standard is currently the lowest in the nation, at $5,000 per year with a maximum of $25,000. Darien Lamen reports.