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: Rep. Saccone's new bills would remove license suspensions for non-driving offenses

VIDEO: Rep. Saccone's new bills would remove license suspensions for non-driving offenses

The Clean Slate Act has gained attention across Pennsylvania by offering people with certain types of misdemeanors the chance for courts to seal their records, after which they would be available to law enforcement but not the general public.  

Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) introduced two bills that would add onto the Clean Slate Act by helping people with criminal records by removing the license suspensions for non-driving offenses.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Press Conference Overview- October 24, 2017

Press Conference Overview- October 24, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Tuesday.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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