Wisconsin registrant sues hospital that won’t let him visit son

Hopefully, this will spur changes in the hospital’s policy and maybe spur hospitals elsewhere with similar policies to rethink those harmful and exclusionary rules. Such policies punish families and do nothing to keep anyone safe. MILWAUKEE (AP) — A registered sex offender forbidden from visiting his severely ill 9-year-old son filed a lawsuit Friday againstContinue reading “Wisconsin registrant sues hospital that won’t let him visit son”

Losing Track: Series explores problems with Wisconsin GPS monitoring

A series of articles from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism explores problems with Wisconsin’s GPS monitoring program. GPS monitoring is increasingly popular across the country, despite questions about the technology. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 88,000 offenders were strapped with GPS bracelets in 2015 — 30 times more than the 2,900 offenders who wereContinue reading “Losing Track: Series explores problems with Wisconsin GPS monitoring”

Family says city’s sex offender law goes way too far

From Courthouse News Service, another heartbreaking example of how residency restrictions harm families. MILWAUKEE (CN) — Prosecuted as an adult when he was 17 for having sex with another teenager, a married man with three children has been sleeping in his truck since a Milwaukee suburb forced him out of his house because he’s aContinue reading “Family says city’s sex offender law goes way too far”