DA Not Bothered By End Of Early Release

Some folks in the Wisconsin court system won't be sorry to see an early release policy come to an end...

The Assembly has repealed early release, and sent the bill to Governor Walker. La Crosse County D-A Tim Gruenke says prosecutors, judges, and crime victims prefer to see longer sentences for many lawbreakers, and the policy passed two years ago led judges to impose longer sentences to make up for possible early release.  Republican leaders in the legislature disputed claims by Democrats that releasing some prisoners early would save tax money.

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