This story is part of a collaboration between Wisconsin Watch, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and The Appeal. Four decades ago, a newspaper investigation described Milwaukee’s municipal legal system as “cash register justice.” Thousands of impoverished residents with mental health or substance use issues languished in county jails due to unpaid civil violation fines, costing taxpayers […]
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Jail safety advocates want Sheriff Denita Ball to meaningfully engage about conditions and protocol.
A nearly 30-year ban on the use of federal grant money by incarcerated students will end this summer.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services flagged several violations, and dozens of calls to West Allis police concerned patients assaulting other patients or staff.
The federal public health emergency is a key COVID-19 pandemic tool. It is scheduled to end on May 11.
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Health care giant to close St. Francis Hospital Birthing Center on Dec. 23. Staff and patients see new hurdles for expecting mothers.
Experts cite COVID fatigue, parental skepticism and structural barriers in explaining low rates of vaccination.
Groups seek to destigmatize mental illness and highlight resources.
Navigators with Covering Wisconsin and other groups help residents make health insurance choices.
At least 52 Milwaukee County residents died while experiencing homelessness in 2021 — a significant increase that’s likely undercounted, officials say.