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Wolf to talk criminal justice reform at National Governors Association meeting in D.C. on Saturday

By: - February 21, 2019 10:36 am

Why is this man smiling?

At the winter summit of the National Governors Association, Gov. Tom Wolf is set to trumpet Pennsylvania’s leading role in criminal justice reform on a panel of advocates and fellow governors.

Under Wolf, Pennsylvania has removed questions about criminal history for government jobs and passed a clean slate law which seals non-violent criminals records after a decade without further incident.

“I am working to make the criminal justice system fairer and more effective in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said in a statement. “Helping lead this discussion by some of the country’s most informed and passionate criminal justice reform advocates will be a welcome opportunity to share what we are doing in Pennsylvania and to make the case that much more work is still needed.”

Wolf’s panel will also include CNN contributor Van Jones, Koch Industries Senior VP Mark Holden, and Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

Governors from all 50 states will meet Friday through Monday, Feb. 26 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington D.C.

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.