Wisconsin News Articles

JUST A LULL IN THE BATTLE - November 7, 2004 - According to a major new study, 39,170 people die unnecessarily, and 301,513 have severe health problems in Wisconsin due to the problems inherent in the approved American Health Care System - and nothing is being done about it.  You can find out more about this by reading an earlier article called "The American Medical System is Broken."

CASE EXPOSES GAP IN LAW; MAN FIRED, NOT PROSECUTED - January 22, 2003 - A mentally ill inmate at Taycheedah Correctional Institution who was impregnated by a prison guard overseeing her was ordered to serve nearly a year of solitary confinement as punishment. The guard, Matthew Emery, 24, was fired, but he cannot be charged criminally: Wisconsin is one of only four states in the country that does not explicitly prohibit sexual contact between prison staff and inmates.  Angie Hougas, a field organizer for Amnesty International, said only Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon and Vermont do not make such actions a crime. Legislation was introduced several years ago in Wisconsin to change the law, but the bill died in committee, Hougas said.