Wolf signs cost-cutting criminal justice bills into law
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
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
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.