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Working for a fair Wisconsin justice system

WJI and its partners led the way in reducing the number of people sentenced to the House of Correction for unpaid tickets. WJI sparked a public conversation about racial disparities in felony marijuana possession prosecutions in Milwaukee County and spearheaded efforts for advisory referendums on legalizing cannabis. And WJI is working to ensure defendants in criminal cases have the effective assistance of counsel by increasing the rate (lowest in the nation) the state pays to private lawyers appointed to represent the indigent.