Republican lawmakers are ripping Governor Evers after a new audit shows many former inmates are not being sent back to jail for new crimes.
The Legislative Audit Bureau released its report on Friday. It says the Department of Corrections is not following-up on former inmates well enough, and says agents are not reporting crimes that could send ex-convicts back to prison. State Senator Eric Wimberger says the failures exposed by the audit show that prison managers are not telling local judges and prosecutors just how dangerous the people they are dealing with are. He says the audit shows that Governor Evers is soft on crime, and putting Wisconsin at risk.