May 5, 2019

“They’re still kids, they’re still kids and we have to remember that and were kids when found guilty… on a broader scale I am one that believes in redemption” – Governor Evers.

In 2006, Brendan Dassey was a kid. He could not have spelt redemption. But he would have gues...

April 14, 2019

The boundary of winter fast approached Mishicot, Wisconsin on February 27th 2006.  Six inches of snow clutched the earth as the temperature reached a frigid 12°f. Zealous law enforcement officials apprenticed by Calumet County DA Ken Kratz were to embark on a series of...

October 27, 2018

Incumbent Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker is a career politician with an implacably hard-line stance on clemency. As the Wisconsin Gubernatorial election looms on November 6th, criminal justice reform is on the bill. With an assortment of public interest stakeholde...

September 7, 2018

It was March 1st, 2006, the Mishicot sky threatened snowfall as a vulnerable 16 year old Brendan Dassey unbeknownst to his mother, family or self was literally hours away from being indicted on a first-degree murder charge. An intellectually limited Dassey with no comp...

August 7, 2018

August 14th will see the Wisconsin partisan primaries offer ballots requiring the electorate to navigate a litany of candidates across state, congressional, legislative and county primary races. Partisan primaries were implemented in 1905 as a reform measure to elimina...

July 28, 2018

Fewer maxims have greater resonance in United States common law jurisprudence than the presumption of innocence. Fused at the interpretative hip with reasonable doubt, it is more than an assumption and remains sacrosanct in American legal doctrine.

Established in the US...

June 11, 2018

Brendan Dassey in a Wisconsin courtroom in 2007. His lawyers say he was coaxed into making a false confession.CreditPool photo by Dan Powers

WASHINGTON — In 2015, millions of people watched “Making a Murderer,” a Netflix documentary series about the murder prosecutions...

June 6, 2018

Brendan Dassey, whose case was featured in “Making a Murderer,” is serving a life sentence that was entirely based on his confession, with no physical evidence linking him to the crime.

Photograph by Eric Young / Herald Times Reporter / AP

This month, the U.S. Supreme Co...