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Wisconsin Crime & Justice

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Jail image-April blog post

Wisconsin locks up too many people when better options exist. The untold human cost and fiscal expense of this will eat at the civic soul and vitality of our community if left unchecked.

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Craig is presenting today at the 2019 State Public Defender's Office Trial Skills on developing a defense theory of the case, and brainstorming.

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Milwaukee Skyline

With the Democratic National Convention on its way to Milwaukee in 2020, our firm will compare and discuss the criminal justice platforms and positions of the Democratic and Republican parties and the various candidates during the 2020 campaign season. The first of an occasional series.

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Dog Search

When police get a search warrant for a property, they have the ability to request what's called a "no-knock" warrant. A no-knock warrant authorizes police to enter that property to search it without having to announce themselves first, which means that they enter by using force.

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Baron & Beverly Walker, Craig Mastantuono & Milwaukee DA John Chisholm

The road to release from Wisconsin prison for Baron Walker was an 18-month legal effort. Mr. Walker is one of 3,000 parole-eligible people who face a system that is not inclined to release them. How did Mr. Walker make it out, and what is the structure of our laws governing incarceration in Wisconsin?

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Baron Walker & Atty. Craig Mastantuono at Milwaukee County Jail minutes after his release from 22+ years in prison.

Printed in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 11/1/18, Attorney Craig Mastantuono's opinion piece on the state of our prisons after twenty years of Tough on Crime laws. Baron Walker did his time and reformed. Wisconsin kept him locked up anyway. Inmates like Baron, subject to parole reviews, are not being released, and Wisconsin's so-called Truth in Sentencing Law is even worse, resulting ...

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