State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is recommending crime victims enroll with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services and Programs so they can obtain information about offenders’ custody and supervised release.
Van Hollen says a controversial provision in the 2009-2011 state budget that is now being enforced, the early release of some prison inmates, has changed the dynamic for crime victims wanting and needing accurate information about offenders.
In a news release, Van Hollen says, “Victims heard the sentence handed down by the judge when their case went through court. Now they are hearing that the sentence isn’t necessarily the sentence anymore and they may or may not be told ahead of time if the offender is released early. Enrolling in these programs sooner rather than later ensures victims can be as aware as the law allows and entitles them to be.”
Van Hollen says victims interested in enrolling should call 1-800-947-5777.
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