We need to send our numbers in on Friday to assure lunches and packets for everyone.
Contact your local organization to register. Or download a registration form from our website, www.prayforjusticeinwi.org.
One of the concerns WISDOM has identified is the
plight of parole-eligible "old law" prisoners, who were sent to prison
in the last century, before "Truth In Sentencing." Many of them have
been caught in a bureaucratic nightmare, caught between the varying
expectations of the parole commission and the Department of
Corrections, caught between the expectations of the old law and the
norms and practices that have evolved under Truth in Sentencing.
On Thursday, April 23, at 10 am
there will be a hearing to consider the confirmation of Mr. Dean
Stensberg as the new Chair of the Parole Commission. The hearing will
take place in Room 330 Southwest of the Capitol, before the Senate
Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety The hearing is open to the
public. It is our hope that many citizens will attend and/or let their
Senators know of our concerns for the nearly 3,000 parole-eligible
prisoners whose lives are deeply effected by the breakdown of the parole
You can send a quick note to key decision makers:
Senator Wanggaard (Chair)
Senator Vukmir (Vice-Chair)
Kyle Koenen, (Committee Clerk)
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