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Caledonia Village board OKs secure youth facility

CALEDONIA – Despite opposition from village residents, the Caledonia Village Board voted 5 to 2 Monday night to allow Racine County to build and operate a $42.5 million secure youth facility. The county plans to build a 70,000 square-foot secure residential care center facility just south of Three Mile Road at the airport’s northeast corner […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

133 Sex Offender Compliance Checks Made this Halloween

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office and state Division of Community Corrections completed 133 supervised compliance checks on registered sex offenders throughout the county during Halloween trick-or-treat hours on Sunday. The sex offenders, who are under the supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), each signed an agreement requiring them to remain indoors, at home […]


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 […]

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State suspends terminating Medicaid benefits for inmates

MADISON – Changes in Medicaid guidelines affecting inmates will take effect later this month, state officials announced Friday in a press release. Starting Oct. 24, incarcerated Medicaid members will have their health care benefits suspended and re-evaluated before they are released from jail or prison. Under the current policy, Medicaid members have their coverage terminated […]

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Rules of supervision

When the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) carries out a court-ordered prison sentence, people are not just free to go to do as they please after being released from prison or being put on probation. Following that release from prison, the second component of their sentence commences is called extended supervision. Also if a judge […]

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Revoked: The process unpacked

Sponsored column If you are one of the more than 66,000 individuals being supervised by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, you are all too familiar with what it means to have “conditional liberty” and to know that one misstep could mean weeks, months or years of your life spent in a jail or prison. The […]

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Inmate In Custody After Wandering Away From Work Site

UPDATE: Andrew Leland was apprehended and is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Original story: Law enforcement officials from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department are searching for an inmate that walked away from his work release job Monday afternoon from the Sturtevant Transitional Facility, 9351 Rayne Rd. Andrew Leland, 24, is reported to have […]

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Sex Offender Notification Meeting Monday

Residents are invited to attend a sex offender notification meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the 16th Street COP House. Timothy D. Smith, 33, will be released sometime before May 27 and will live in a home at 1400 block Washington Avenue. He was convicted in 1996 of aggravated sexual assault in Texas, and was […]