Chester County manhunt for convicted killer enters sixth day
Pennsylvania State Police said on Tuesday that they have expanded the search for a convicted murderer who escaped from the Chester County Prison after seeing evidence that he had obtained clothing and supplies and was headed south. The search for Danelo Cavalcante entered its sixth day on Tuesday after state police and federal authorities searched […]
Updated: The Trump indictments: a seven-year timeline of key developments
Former President Donald Trump is a defendant in four criminal proceedings. Two cases are federal, brought after investigations by Special Counsel Jack Smith. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg brought the first indictment against Trump, charging him in New York state court. The most recent prosecution, in Georgia state court, is being led by Fulton County […]
Justice reform groups say bill could make probation ‘hamster wheel’ worse
[*This article was updated at 12:09 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 to include a statement from the REFORM Alliance.] Civil rights and anti-prison groups say a probation reform bill awaiting a vote in the state House would only complicate Pennsylvania’s probation system and could lead to more people being sentenced to jail terms. The legislation, […]
Report: Racial inequities ‘pervade’ Philly’s juvenile justice system | Tuesday Morning Coffee
More kids have been diverted, but costs have 'soared' for those who remain, according to a report released Monday.
Shapiro refuses to sign execution warrants, calls on lawmakers to abolish capital punishment
Gov. Josh Shapiro also called on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to abolish capital punishment altogether.
Monroe County district judge lied to secure appointment, district attorney’s office alleges
The investigation by the Monroe County district attorney’s office showed that Caffese changed his voter registration from a home he owns in Stroudsburg to the Tobyhanna address on June 13, the day Wolf nominated him.
Pa. lawmakers propose pilot program to plug ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline
Youth courts are diversion programs where young people sentence their peers for minor crimes, offenses, or violations.
Philadelphia DA Krasner rejects subpoena by House panel investigating crime surge
'Bogus attacks against this committee, a committee empowered by a bipartisan majority of the House and acting under clear constitutional authority, are particularly troubling,' Rep. John Lawrence said.
What legislation did Gov. Tom Wolf approve or veto during budget season?
In a flurry of budget season legislation, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed Republican-backed bills dealing with poll watchers, transgender athletes, and energy policy and approved laws on election funding, affordable housing and a loophole that can let people who commit serious crimes get away with a ticket.
Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases
With parents whose children died of fentanyl overdoses, Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano proposed 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for dealers who provide deadly overdoses of the drug
Philly diversion program offers option to clear criminal records
For 10 years, The Choice is Yours program has offered first-time drug offenders, ages 18-30, an alternative to going before a judge.
Pa. human services, corrections departments launch doula program for incarcerated mothers
SCI-Muncy and SCI-Cambridge Springs, both all-female facilities, can hold an average of seven to eight pregnant people at any given time, a Department of Corrections spokesperson said.