Wisconsin debates cash bail changes in wake of Waukesha parade tragedy — as some states ditch system entirely
January 26th, 2022 | 18 mins 9 secs
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Wisconsin Watch brings you a story about a revived debate surrounding cash bail after Darrell E. Brooks was released from jail while facing charges related to domestic violence — just days before he allegedly drove through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring dozens.
Wisconsin caregiver spent eight years, $250,000 in legal bills to exonerate herself from abuse charges
January 3rd, 2022 | 14 mins 23 secs
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In this report, Wisconsin Watch presents a story about a Mauston, Wisconsin child care provider who was subjected to a lengthy and expensive ordeal to clear her name after she was wrongfully accused of child abuse by Dr. Barbara Knox. The story is the latest installment of our investigation into the former University of Wisconsin pediatrician whose controversial diagnoses of child abuse continue to reverberate for innocent caregivers and parents in southern Wisconsin.
‘Skipping the middleman’: Defendants faced shifting demands in Outagamie County judge’s one-man drug court
September 29th, 2021 | 27 mins 14 secs
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A judge says his method met a need, but the self-styled program lacked structure and meant longer punishments for some.
August 17th, 2021 | 15 mins 21 secs
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Outagamie County Circuit Judge Vincent Biskupic has held dozens of review hearings stretching over years to push defendants to pay overdue court costs