Criminal Justice

Legal mail policy at Pennsylvania prisons will be revised under settlement

A controversial policy on copying and storing legal mail at Pennsylvania prisons will be revised under a nearly finished settlement between groups that advocate for incarcerated persons and the state Corrections department.In a Friday...

‘In the same place that we were last year’: Senator calls on State Police...

Officials from the Pennsylvania State Police say their personnel and equipment budgets will be in jeopardy if the municipalities they police full-time don't help them foot the bill.They're asking lawmakers to let them impose...

Victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law moves out of House committee

A bill aimed at protecting the rights of crime victims advanced out of state House committee 19-4 Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the tally.Marsy's Law, introduced by Rep. Sheryl Delozier,...

As U.S. hate group activity hits a new high, the Southern Poverty Law Center...

Pennsylvania-based hate groups ranging from Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis to white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan all popped up on the Southern Poverty Law Center's radar last year, providing a fuller picture of...

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

Pennsylvania has been hailed as a national model on criminal justice reform.

State senators will try again to ban snow-topped cars from Pa. roads

If you’re a driver in the Keystone State, there’s a good chance you’ll wake up to a car encased in snow and ice tomorrow morning.You’d be forgiven for wanting to give the windows...

Another flawed case: Pa’s death penalty is broken and lawmakers need to abolish it...

(*Updated: The headline for this story has been updated to accurately reflect that, while Orlando Maisonet's death sentence has been vacated, he has not yet been exonerated)Why does Pennsylvania even bother having a death...

This is how we ‘break the chainz’ on criminal justice reform | Opinion

A bill now before the Pennsylvania Senate, co-sponsored by a Philadelphia Democrat and a western Pennsylvania Republican, is a first step toward a more just system.

Attorneys say state prison policy on legal mail has stymied communication with clients

A lengthy back-and-forth on copiers and paper jams isn't the most compelling courtroom drama, but it gets to the heart of a lawsuit against the state Corrections Department and its new legal mail policy.After...

As 15 states sue Trump over border wall, Pa. AG Josh Shapiro ‘won’t hesitate...

Attorneys general in 15 states, led by California, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump's effort to build a wall at America's southern border with Mexico, even though Congress had...