Gina Barton , Corrections reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, did an investigative report comparing Ramiah's Whiteside's lengthy time in prison with the short sentence of his Truth-in -Sentencing Roommate. Both committed generally the same crime. She exposes what is happening to many prisoners sentenced before 2000. Although judges gave lengthy sentences before truth -in -sentencing, they fully expected them to be release after serving one fourth the sentence if they behaved well, which was the law at the time. And here Ramiah still sits after 20 years!
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FFUP is preparing a compassionate release package for a few inmates with cases like Ramiah to present ot the parole commission in hopes to secure their immediate release. Learn about compassionate release and the joint effort of WISDOM and FFUP to open up the very stuck process.