Read updates from Marsy's Law efforts across the country.
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Leads Effort to Go Purple for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
MADISON – Residents, organizations, businesses, and landmarks across Wisconsin are going purple next week as part of a statewide recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which is established annually by the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice. This year’s NCVRW is April 23-29.
Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of Historic Statewide Vote
MADISON – Today marks the three-year anniversary of the historic statewide vote on the crime victims’ constitutional amendment commonly known as Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin.
A Closer Look With Sheriff Greg Countryman
Sheriff Greg Countryman is a 32-year law enforcement professional. Prior to being elected sheriff in 2020, he served 16 years as elected marshal of Muscogee County, Georgia. Sheriff Countryman is the only person in the history of Muscogee County to ever be elected as both marshal and sheriff. He is also the first African American to hold the Office of the Sheriff since its inception in 1828. Sheriff Countryman is a 21st-century thinker who believes in serving the community as a whole and leaving an imprint in the minds of those he serves.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Was Passed in 2018, but the Work Continues
"We worked hard to get this bill passed. Many long days and long nights. Countless hours... I remember many days doing multiple events, going from one end of Georgia to the other end. We worked hard. We fought the good fight." Harralyn Rawls
Muscogee County and the State of Georgia are Being Sued for Violating Rights Provided Under Marsy’s Law
Communication is key and nothing could be truer during a criminal investigation. Civil Rights Attorney Kianna Chennault of Atlanta has been hired by the family of Richard Collier to prosecute Muscogee County and the state of Georgia due to a “lack of communication from prosecutors.” Seven years ago, Collier was killed at a houseparty in Columbus, Georgia. The suspect, Drevon Johnson, received a deadlock verdict in his first trial in 2019.
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member Addresses Georgia Sheriffs' Association Conference
Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member Derek Marchman had the pleasure of speaking with a dedicated group of law enforcement officers at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association Conference on Sex Offender Registry Management at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia, last month.