A special commission has been appointed to see if there's discrimination in the state justice system.

Governor Doyle thinks too many minorities are locked up in state prisons so he's appointed a special commission to answer some questions. Such as, why people charges with similar crimes receive different sentences.

Madison attorney Victor Arellano is one of 24 members appointed to that commission. He says Wisconsin has some good laws and sentencing guidelines but when you look at the numbers they show something needs to be analyzed and perfected in the system.

For example Arellano says those sentencing guidelines need to be studied for fairness and training police officers needs to be addressed to make sure when arrests are made they're made solely on the commission of a crime.

The commission is charged with developing strategies to reduce chances of racism at every level in the justice system from arrest to parole.


AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( :58 MP3 )

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