After nearly a decade, Pa. sentencing commission adopts risk assessment tool over objections of critics

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing voted Thursday to adopt a controversial risk assessment tool designed to help county judges determine sentences and divert low-level offenders into alternative sentencing programs. The 7-2 vote, held during the commission’s quarterly policy meeting in State College, caps off nearly a decade of work on the … Continue reading After nearly a decade, Pa. sentencing commission adopts risk assessment tool over objections of critics