probation-reform

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Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

Some Pa. counties aren’t waiting on Harrisburg to reform their probation rules | Opinion

BY: - May 21, 2021

As it turns out, the state Legislature has another chance to do the right thing and reform probation in 2021.

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The Pa. Legislature must do better on probation reform next session | Opinion

BY: - October 25, 2020

Too often, systems are reactionary to incidences in the media with the pendulum swinging from one extreme to another. 

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Don’t be fooled by PA legislators’ probation ‘reform’ | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2020

The probation system in Pennsylvania is in dire need of reform. Two bills now before the General Assembly make the problem worse.

Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

‘A Pyrrhic victory’: Pa. Senate sends House probation bill that reformers say doesn’t fix a broken and expensive system

BY: - July 16, 2020

Right now, Pennsylvania is one of the few states in the nation that does not put a firm limit on community supervision sentences.

Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

Changes to landmark Senate bill overhauling Pa.’s probation system costs it support among criminal justice reformers

BY: - June 24, 2020

The bill aimed to cut costs and and reduce prison populations by reducing the amount of time someone can spend under probation.

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Exclusive: Two-thirds of Pa. voters favor bipartisan probation reform bill, poll | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 20, 2020

The bill was radically amended in committee - much to the chagrin of reform activists

Pardoned by Wolf, Philadelphia man’s prison release blocked by decades-old theft charges

BY: - December 6, 2019

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he was warned weeks ago that the Delaware County DA might pursue charges against David Sheppard.

Meek Mill and Michael Rubin highlight another example of criminal injustice

BY: - November 12, 2019

“Situations like this keep me grounded and focused on my mission for reform that I dedicated myself to two years ago," Mill said.

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A ‘Kafkaesque Hell:’ 3 Questions on Pa’s probation system with CNN’s Van Jones | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 22, 2019

An effort to reform a system that Jones says is a 'spiderweb of Catch-22s' has brought together both Republicans and Democrats.