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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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We talk a lot these days about mass incarceration, but what does it look like? What goes on inside prison walls? What is life behind bars really like for incarcerated people and those around them? Nigel Poor’s San Quentin Project: the Men of San Quentin State Prison comes to the Milwaukee Art Museum, which opens to the public on October ...

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We’ve talked about how to prepare and what to expect if you get sent to jail, but how do you avoid going to jail in the first place if you’re charged with a crime, especially if your case is a difficult one, the facts aren’t on your side, you’re caught, and a guilty finding is likely? The key is having ...

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If you live in Wisconsin, you probably celebrate warm weather with a few drinks or a night on the town. We at Mastantuono & Coffee hope the good weather hasn’t led to any serious charges, such as a DUI/OWI, but we also know that mistakes happen. Read on to learn how to handle a drunk driving charge.

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