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December 15, 2009
Gitmo detainees moving near Wisconsin
Dozens of terrorist suspects will be moved to an Illinois prison about 60 miles south of the Wisconsin border on the Mississippi River. President Obama has ordered the federal government to acquire the underused Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., which the state built...
December 15, 2009 - 12:43pm
October 8, 2009
Prison escapee tumbles off fence into solitary confinement
Wisconsin prison officials say inmate James Frederick was supposed to be picking up food carts when he tried to escape. Frederick had apparently stuffed his clothes with newspapers to protect him from the razor wire on top the fences at Columbia Correctional Institution. He was...
October 8, 2009 - 9:00am
August 28, 2009
Wisconsin's prisons on holiday schedule; guards question wisdom of furloughs
Wisconsin's prisons will operate on a holiday schedule today, as most of the Corrections Department's 10,000 employees will be on a furlough. It's part of Gov. Jim Doyle's order to make all state workers take 16 unpaid days off during the next two years, to help cover a shortfall...
August 28, 2009 - 10:12am
August 26, 2009
Warren gets lengthy prison sentence
A Hudson man convicted by a jury in the sexual assault of a woman last fall received a lengthy prison sentence Monday. Dustan Charles Warren, 28, was sentenced to 29 years in prison and 13 years' extended supervision on four felony counts by Judge Howard W. Cameron in St.
News/crime and courts
August 26, 2009 - 1:57pm
August 12, 2009
Hatfield man pleads guilty, gets life prison term for shooting wife
A Hatfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing ex-wife before he told police she was missing, and he allowed hundreds to spend a week searching for her. Douglas Sidie, 39, was convicted in Jackson County of first-degree intentional homicide. Ten other charges of hiding a corpse...
August 12, 2009 - 9:17am
June 10, 2009
Brookfield couple gets longer prison terms for harboring an illegal immigrant as a maid
A Brookfield couple who secretly kept an illegal immigrant in their home as a maid for 19 years has had their prison terms extended. Jefferson and Elnora Calimlim were each sentenced to four years behind bars in 2006. But a federal appeals court said Judge Rudolph Randa mistakenly...
June 10, 2009 - 9:00am
May 13, 2009
Wiegand sentenced to 13 years in Minnesota
A former Hudson man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday in Washington County (Minn.) Court for a shooting and car-jacking incident in Lake Elmo in 2003. Zachary Wiegand, a 1995 Hudson High School graduate and son of a retired police officer, shot a woman and stole another...
May 13, 2009 - 10:04am
March 3, 2009
State corrections head says national report supports Doyle's prisoner release plan
State corrections' secretary Rick Raemisch says a new national report re-affirms Gov. Jim Doyle's prison strategy. The Pew Center on the States said Wisconsin's incarceration rate exploded by over 400 percent over the last quarter century. The Badger State now has one person in...
March 3, 2009 - 9:00am
January 12, 2009
Stillwater man convicted in Madison murder hangs self in prison
Authorities do not suspect foul play in the weekend hanging death of a Waupun prisoner involved in one of Madison's high-profile murders from...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Despite budget hole state needs to upgrade prisons says consulting firm
A consulting firm says Wisconsin is in dire need of a more modern prison system. Mead and Hunt says the state should spend $1.2 billion in the next decade to add almost 9,000 new prison beds and replace 2,700 old ones. Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch says the proposals will...
January 9, 2009 - 9:00am
September 10, 2008
State denies early release to 83-year-old
The state Corrections Department has refused to order the release of an 83-year-old prisoner. Wallace Stenzel of Thiensville was sentenced to prison almost six years ago, for causing a drunken driving crash that killed a 4-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister on Interstate-43 in...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Female guard accused of having sexual relationships with inmates
A female guard at a state minimum-security prison is on administrative leave, after two inmates said they had sexual relationships with her. Fitchburg Police are investigating what might have happened at the Oakhill Correctional Institution. A search warrant filed Thursday in Dane...
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am