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Follow the money to the why of no parole

1994 Violence Control Act
Paid For The Prison Building Boom : This act built this countries Supermaxes and continues to provide the funding for Keeping prisons stuffed.

This is the part of the act that has allowed Wisconsin to recieve money for the new prisons and helped take away the incentive for rehabilitation of prisoners.
Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing
(VOI/TIS) Incentive Grants Program


As part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
of 1994, Public Law 103-322 ("1994 Crime Bill"), Congress enacted
the Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth-in-Sentencing
(VOI/TIS) Incentive Grants Program, 42 U.S.C. 13701 et. seq.,
which offered prison construction grants and other institutional
improvement funding to encourage States to adopt tougher
sentencing policies for violent offenders.
In the FY 1996 Omnibus Appropriations Act, Public Law 104-
134,
Congress significantly amended this legislation by changing
the formula for distribution of grant funds and limiting the
types of construction projects for which State recipients could
use the grant money. Currently, the VOI/TIS program provides
funds for eligible States to build or expand permanent or
temporary correctional facilities in order to increase secure
confinement space for violent offenders
. Grant funds may also be
used to build or expand local jails and juvenile correctional
facilities, and for the privatization of facilities.

State applicants for VOI/TIS grants must provide assurances
that funds received under the program will be used to supplement,
not supplant, other federal, state, and local funds. Awards are
made to States and Territories whose correctional policies,
programs and truth-in-sentencing statutes meet the VOI/TIS grant
eligibility requirements. Eligible states may make sub-awards to
State agencies and units of local government.
for look at full justice deparment summary of VOI/TIS

Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

U.S. Department of Justice
Fact Sheet

for look at full justice deparment summary of VOI/TIS Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 click here(make link)

Below are the pictures of the documents we have obtained , grants and assurances, and large print translations made.


1)translation:Statutory Assurance Violent Offender Incarceration Program—Tier 1
The State/Territory of Wisconsin assures that it has implemented, or will implement, correctional policies and programs, including Truth-in-Sentencing laws that ensure that violent offenders serve a substantial portion of the sentences imposed, that are designed to provide sufficiently severe punishment for violent offenders, including violent juvenile offenders, and that the prison time served is appropriately related to the determination that the inmate is a violent offender and for a period of time deemed necessary to protect the public.
Certifying Official .
Signature
2/25/97
























2)translation of important paragraphs:
Michael Sullivan. Secretary
P.O. Box 7925 Madison, Wl 53707-7925
May 2, 1997

Dear Mr Sullivan,
I am pleased to inform you that I have approved the supplemental award to the Wisconsin Department of
Correction; under the FY 1997 Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive (VOI/TIS) Grant Program. The amount of this award is 1,502,767 to assist your State in developing additional prison and jail capacity for violent offenders. This base allocation is awarded for having met the tier I eligibility requirement of the program. Office of Justice Programs
Office of the Assistant Attorney General
Laurie Robinson
























3)In 1998 our document shows a supplemental grant of 1,121,802, again , the same wording.























4)And IN 1999, it was 3,425,694. And then Mr Robinson states:"To date your state has receive $12,476,558 through the VOI/TIS program...."

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