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Reforming criminal justice under a law-and-order president

Donald Trump was elected president running on a law-and-order platform that called for tougher stance on crime. That creates serious challenges for those who see the criminal justice system in dire need of reform.

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Chris Roberts

In a lawsuit filed against the city, attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson contend that video and forensic evidence directly contradict statements by Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who killed Robinson two years ago. more

Feb 22, 2017 10:05 AM News

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David Michael Miller

On Feb. 26, Democratic officials will select a new party chair. But in trying to claw their way back to power, they are demonstrating that the party is all but dead. more

Feb 17, 2017 3:50 PM Democracy In Crisis

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Madison Matrix

Too busy to read all the news? No worries. Isthmus has got you covered with Week in Review. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Week in Review

It’s conventional wisdom that prison populations have swelled because of get-tough-on crime laws that have forced judges’ hands. But in a new book, Marquette law professor Michael O’Hear argues that judges are also part of the problem. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Nick Berard

In a new memoir, “The Education of Will,” animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell reveals how training her troubled puppy helped her confront her own past trauma and abuse. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments

City planners have long envisioned an iconic building on the triangular lot at Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road. But the neighbors prefer T. Wall’s modest, four-story proposal. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Prison inmates already struggle to afford things they must buy with the little money they get doing prison jobs and from family. But under a new law, prison officials are taking this money to settle inmate obligations. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

Six candidates are running to fill two seats on the Madison school board. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Steven Potter

Students learn far more than just technique in Jenie Gao’s free printmaking class, offered by The Bubbler program at the downtown library. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

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