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  • When lies lead to wrongful convictions

    The story follows the case of Sammy Hadaway, a 38-year-old Milwaukee man who suffers from brain damage, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. In 1996, Hadaway testified against his friend Chaunte Ott in a high-profile murder case, claiming that both had played a part in Jessica Payne’s death. Due in large part to Hadaway’s testimony, Ott was convicted of the murder and was sentenced to a lifelong prison term. Hadaway was convicted of a lesser charge in exchange for his cooperation.
  • Lost signals; disconnected lives

    While reporting this project, thirteen offenders told the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism that the state’s GPS tracking system repeatedly failed, registered false alerts that landed them in jail when they hadn’t done anything wrong.
  • The Walker Calendar Files

    Wisconsin's politics exploded on Feb. 11, 2011, when Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plan to strip most collective bargaining rights from public employee unions. tens of thousands of protesters descended on the state Capitol, and Walker became a national conservative star. But as Walker's calendars revealed, he was known to the conservative establishment beforehand: Two weeks before Walker dropped what he referred to as his "bomb," he had dined at the Washington, D.C., area home of Republican power broker Fred Malek. The political turmoil sparked questions about how and with whom Walker had spent his time in office, questions that took on increased urgency as he faced a historic recall election in June 2012. The Center digitized and coded all 4,414 entries of those calendars to examine those questions. At the heart of the project was a series of four major data visualizations offering the public deep dives into the calendar data and analyses. The innovative, CAR-based approach to these calendars allowed reporters to break new ground about a man who had become one of the most thoroughly covered governors ever.
  • Rural slide

    In this three-day series, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) explored rural population losses in three Wisconsin counties — and potential statewide solutions.
  • Hearts, Minds and Dollars: In an Unseen Front in the War on Terrorism, America is Spending Millions...To Change the Very Face of Islam

    This investigation revealed that the Bush Administration has approved a classified strategy to influence the future of Islam, and that conflicts within the Muslim faith are now considered a matter of "national security" to the United States. In at least two dozen countries, the U.S. government is funding Muslim imams, Islamic radio and TV shows, Muslim think tanks, political workshops and other programs that promote moderate Islam ideas.