Wisconsin prison officials to deliver DNA in person - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Wisconsin prison officials to deliver DNA in person

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prison officials say they'll start delivering inmates' DNA samples to the state crime lab in person.

Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch wants Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who runs the lab, to send confirmation back to his agency that the samples have been entered in the state database.

A state Justice Department review last week discovered DNA from at least 12,000 inmates was missing from the database.

Corrections officials have started taking DNA from inmates with missing profiles. The agency has ordered some felons to report to their local sheriff's offices to submit a sample.

Van Hollen sent a letter to Raemisch Tuesday saying he was pleased collection efforts have begun. He offered to meet with Raemisch later this week to discuss the situation.

Powered by Frankly