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Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Gretchen Schuldt: DOC should be more open about COVID-19

In late October, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections finally disclosed the number of COVID-19 deaths among people incarcerated in state prisons. That’s good news. But it’s troubling that this disclosure, which revealed that at least five state inmates have died, came only after months of delaying, obfuscating, and covering up. And the DOC is still […]

Posted inPolice and Fire

Systemic Failure: Wisconsin doubles GPS monitoring despite five years of malfunctions, unnecessary jailings

By Riley Vetterkind Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Cody McCormick, 29, moves possessions into his new rental apartment in Sparta, Wis., on Aug. 1, 2017 with the help of his friend Travis Ray, and fiancé Breanna Kerssen. While living in rural Monroe County, McCormick says the GPS monitor he wears repeatedly lost contact with the […]

Posted inCommunity

Molnar Recognized After Rollover Rescue

  Mount Pleasant resident Ronald Molnar was recognized Thursday by the state Department of Corrections for helping injured victims after a rollover accident. Molnar is a corrections program supervisor at the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility and his actions were noted during the DOC’s annual SALUTE and Lifesaving/Valor awards during a ceremony in Madison. According to a […]