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Addressing mental health in criminal justice system requires training, systemic changes, visiting professor says

'Our largest mental health hospitals are jails,' social work professor Amy Watson says

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A fair and speedy trial carries a hefty price tag

Insultingly low public defender pay rates corrode constitutional rights to speedy trial

Point-counterpoint

Point Counterpoint: Marsy’s Law strengthens Wisconsin and its communities

Protecting victims and their rights is an effort both parties should get behind

Point-counterpoint

Point Counterpoint: Marsy’s law may infringe on rights of the accused

Despite kind intentions, Marsy's Law doesn't offer substantial changes toward victims' rights

Features

Smoke Signals: Wisconsin referendum reveals voters want legal weed, but what are the risks?

Overwhelming popular support for legalizing marijuana fuels discussion of potential medical, economic and societal benefits and risks

Features

‘Crimmigration’: How the intermingling criminal justice and immigration systems disproportionately affect Southeast Asians

More than 16,000 refugees of the wars in Southeast Asia now face the risk of deportation despite being documented

Features

Overcrowded: Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates, community programs address prison population size, reform

Walker, Evers square off over criminal justice reform in the November election while community initiatives aim to fix over-population

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Crisis center needed in Madison to keep mentally ill from unjust incarceration

Mental illness extremely common, law must deal with it differently