CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Coalition of church groups calling for reforms in the Corrections Department
A coalition of church groups is calling for drastic reforms in the Wisconsin Corrections Department. Over 100 members of the umbrella group WISDOM demanded yesterday that the state release up to three-thousand prisoners who are eligible for parole. They were sentenced before the state's no-parole law took effect in 2000, and the group contended that many have been behind bars much longer than their sentencing judges intended. Those releases could save the state 96-million dollars a year.