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Activists demand release of prisoners eligible for parole

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Gilman Halsted, Wisconsin Public Radio

A coalition of prison reform groups is stepping up its demand for the release of almost 3,000 prisoners now eligible for parole.

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Like many other states, Wisconsin abolished its parole system 14 years ago when the Legislature enacted truth in sentencing. Prisoners sentenced before 2000, however, are still eligible to go before the parole board and seek release.

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