As Governor prepares to sign criminal justice bill, sights turn to future reform

As Governor prepares to sign criminal justice bill, sights turn to future reform

With one bill waiting for a signature, another waiting for tinkering in the Senate and Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) on his side, Governor Tom Wolf announced his desire to push criminal justice reforms through the legislature Thursday.

The proposed agenda includes state funding for public defenders, building a standardized risk assessment tool for judges assigning bail and a “clean slate” law to help minor criminals clear their records and rejoin society.

Friday, April 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Clean slate bills move ahead in General Assembly

VIDEO: Clean slate bills move ahead in General Assembly

New clean slate bills, Senate Bill 529 and House Bill 1419 would seal nonviolent misdemeanor offenders' records from the public after 10 years of staying out of trouble.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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