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ACLU court settlement means Pa. will end solitary confinement on death row

BY: - November 18, 2019

A Corrections Department spokeswoman said the agreement announced Monday "formally memorializes" reforms that it has has been making over the last several years.

COMMENTARY

This is why the ACLU-PA supports legislation reforming our election laws | Opinion

BY: - October 30, 2019

No one will lose the right to vote because of the elimination of straight party voting. The bill expands access to voting.

Pennsylvania’s crimes code is packed with redundant, harmful charges, ACLU says in new report

BY: - October 17, 2019

In the past four decades, the number of possible charges nearly quintupled in number — a trend that’s helped Pennsylvania’s prison populations skyrocket.

COMMENTARY

In Pennsylvania, more law means less justice. That needs to change | Opinion

BY: - October 17, 2019

Law enforcement in Pennsylvania already has enough tools to protect public safety. There are serious consequences to continually expanding the crimes code.

Opponents of Marsy’s Law are suing to keep the crime victims measure off the Nov. 5 ballot

BY: - October 10, 2019

The amendment would inscribe Pennsylvania’s crime victim statutes in the state Constitution, giving victims a path to assert those rights in court. 

Pa. Supreme Court says it will investigate ‘systemic failures’ in Philly’s cash bail system

BY: - July 9, 2019

In an unusual move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court says it plans to study “alleged systemic failures” in Philadelphia’s cash bail system. In an order issued Monday, the high court says it’s open to suggestions to improving the existing cash bail system, but “any attempt to advocate for the abolition of cash bail,” is not on […]