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‘This is not a reform bill’: Big changes to probation, sentencing reform legislation draw...

Advocates, such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Pa., withdrew their support for the reform bills after Monday's vote.

With House committee vote looming, advocate talks about the fate of probation reform: Monday...

The House Judiciary Committee is set to act today on a bipartisan bill aimed at closing the revolving door between probation and prison.

Pardoned by Wolf, Philadelphia man’s prison release blocked by decades-old theft charges

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he was warned weeks ago that the Delaware County DA might pursue charges against David Sheppard.

Wolf commutes 8, brings clemency total to 19, the third-highest among Pa. governors

With the stroke of a pen on Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf cut short sentences for eight people serving life in Pennsylvania prisons.Wolf signed off on eight commutations on Thursday, according to a statement by...

Facing embezzlement charges, Pa. Rep. Johnson-Harrell will resign

The West Philadelphia Democrat has been charged with allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from a non-profit  aiding the intellectually and mentally disabled

With NYC gun case, Supremes may sidestep a major Second Amendment fight

It's billed as the biggest gun rights lawsuit in a decade. But the justices might opt to toss the case on procedural grounds, avoiding a major ruckus.

U.S. Supreme Court to take up high stakes gun rights case this week

The case involving a New York City handgun regulation is the first major gun control dispute to reach the high court since its ideological shift right.

‘It could have been me’: Why we need to reform solitary confinement in Pennsylvania...

The trauma that solitary confinement inflicts upon individuals is unacceptable.

Criminal sentences are down in PA, and three more takeaways from an annual report

Criminal justice reformers say it’s not all good news. Diversionary programs remain woefully underused, they say, and data show that thousands of people are going to prison for technical violations of parole.

Locked up for being poor, Philly’s Maurice Hudson is free

Hudson, 29, was sentenced in 2009 to two to four years in prison for his role as a lookout in a robbery. But he he has been out on probation.