Wisconsin Senate set to pass tougher penalties for crimes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is set to approve a package of legislation that would stiffen penalties for a range of crimes.
The legislation would lift the three-year limit on juveniles serving time in the state’s troubled youth prison and eliminate a judge’s ability to order a youthful offender’s record expunged at age 25.
Corrections officials would have to recommend revocation if someone on probation, parole or extended supervision is charged with a crime. Repeat offenders convicted of a wide range of crimes would face a five-year minimum sentence.
The package also creates a minimum three-year sentence for someone caught illegally possessing a gun while on parole, probation or extended supervision.
The Senate is expected to vote on the package Tuesday.