Wednesday November 22, 2017

Always Foward with Education & Reason

FacebookTwitterYoutube
Newsletter




Feeds:
Featured on the Green Bay Progressive Today!
PDF
Print
E-mail
24
Oct
2017

daniel-gablerSen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee questions new Parole Commission Chairman Daniel J. Gabler's objectivity in post.


MADISON – The Republican members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety voted last week to confirm Daniel Gabler as chairman of the Parole Commission. Chairman Gabler is responsible for the parole applications of 3,000 individuals, known as old law inmates, who were convicted prior to the 1998 Truth-in-Sentencing law.

lena-taylor“In light of the testimony we heard months ago during the public hearing, I am disappointed that my GOP colleagues voted to confirm Mr. Gabler,” said Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee).

“’The worst of the worst’, ‘killers and rapists,’ that’s how Mr. Gabler chose to paint the people under the old law whose applications he would be considering. It’s challenging to me that we are confirming a man with the biases he demonstrated during his hearing and who quotes such misinformation.”

Senator Taylor noted the existing backlogs in hearing parole applications, and Mr. Gabler’s failure to address the Parole Commission size reduction approved during the 2017-2019 biannual state budget.

“Mr. Gabler never stood up and said, enough is enough – we need to act on this backlog. The fact that Mr. Gabler never addressed how the staff reductions will hurt the ability of the commission to do its work is troubling.”

Senator Taylor also expressed concerns over the lack of programming offered to incarcerated citizens.

“I think we all agree that people need a plan for when they are released. The issue is the lack of programming and training that is available in our institutions. When a condition of parole is participation in programming, we need to make sure that it is available.”

Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jordan Krieger   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
21
Oct
2017

healthcareCandidate for Governor Mike McCabe talks about getting everyone in Wisconsin access to high-quality and affordable medical insurance.

Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
 
PDF
Print
E-mail
18
Oct
2017

walker-terry-gou-foxconnDeal puts taxpayers on the hook for up to $3 billion, or over $500 for every man, woman and child in this state. Legislature should step in to make sure the people aren’t getting fleeced.

Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 10 of 194
Copyright © 2017. Green Bay Progressive. Designed by Shape5.com