WI: Wisconsin releases sex offenders from GPS bracelets after court ruling

Source: captimes.com 8/8/23

The state Department of Corrections has begun releasing certain sex offenders from lifetime GPS tracking after a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision undermined the agency’s justification for keeping people on electronic monitoring beyond their sentences.

The department confirmed to the Cap Times that it is in the process of identifying everyone who was forced to wear the GPS devices for the rest of their lives as the result of a now-debunked interpretation of state statute by former Attorney General Brad Schimel.

As of Tuesday, it remained unknown precisely how many offenders would get relief from wearing the GPS monitoring, but the Cap Times previously reported that over 180 people received a notice from the department in 2018 saying they had to wear the tracking bracelets for as long as they lived.

The state has continued the practice in the five years since that report.

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Mine is being removed today at 4:30

Gotta love how people’s lives were destroyed by a misinterpretation. How about the Static 99-R that is misinterpreted by the DOJ and used for placing people into Tier 3 when the law (SB384) clearly states that if the risk “LEVEL” is well above average. Well the risk “LEVEL” goes down each year offense free, it is the “SCORE” that stays the same. Also, SARATSO is comprised of not only the Static 99R but also the STABLE 2007 (Dynamic factors), yet the DOJ does not consider these factors that per Karl Hanson have to be put into consideration when determining the overall risk. Why is the DOJ allowed to misinterpret the use of the Static 99R when the very developer of this idiotic tool says it is only valid for 2 years?

Is there a link to the decision itself? I want to find out how each judge voted, as well as the opinions and dissents. Thanks.

Excellent and congrats to all those who will get their ankle cuffs removed. I can now start seriously looking at homes in Taylor and Price County.

I am a Tier 1 registrant I just did .y static 99R and got a 5 above average will this affect my Teir stautus and if so how do I get it to go down i have 10 years I must register for?

I just noticed on the website that I am now a 15-year registrant again, and I am no longer lifetime. Which means the letter is probably coming in the mail, that states, I have reverted back to being a 15-year register. The 5-year journey of the idiotic reinterpretation is just unfathomable. Now will I get my money back that I paid for the GPS monitoring? I’ll keep everybody informed.