Parole Commission Decisions Up For Panel Debate

Parole Commission Decisions Up For Panel Debate

Wisconsin lawmakers are looking to shed more light on the state’s Parole Commission decisions.

A Senate panel will meet tomorrow to take-up a plan that would force transparency on the Parole Commission. Currently, the commission is exempt from the state’s open meetings law. The new proposal would require the Commission to not only give the public notice of when it is meeting, but also to post any parole decisions on the state’s Department of Corrections website. The legislation comes after a series of questions about just who the Parole Commission was letting out of prison last year.

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