Wolf signs cost-cutting criminal justice bills into law

BY: - December 18, 2019

The bills will reduce state prison populations by 600 inmates over the next five years, saving taxpayers an estimated $48 million in corrections costs

After years of negotiation, cost-savings criminal justice bills head for final approval

BY: - December 18, 2019

The Wolf administration has championed the Justice Reinvestment Initiative since 2017.

Facing pushback, Montgomery County lawmaker drops proposal to add mandatory minimums to some gun crimes

BY: - December 16, 2019

Mandatory minimums have fallen out of fashion as states including Pennsylvania attempt to reduce prison populations amid a decade-long drop in violent crime rates.