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Eagles Players Head to Harrisburg to Push Criminal Justice Reform

Philadelphia Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey Smith recently traveled to Harrisburg to lobby the state legislature for criminal justice reform. The three are actively involved with The Players Coalition, which, among other things, is active in advocating for reforms to the criminal justice system nationwide. While in front of the legislature, they […]

Tougher Criminal Sentences Could Mean Higher Costs in Pennsylvania

A significant state budget deficit in Pennsylvania has led lawmakers to consider $232 million in cuts to policing, corrections, courts and treatment programs in the state. To remedy this, the legislature is also considering a bill that would call for longer prison sentences for some crimes. If passed, the measure could lead to an $85 […]

Bill to Restore Mandatory Minimum Sentences Gets Support from Law Enforcement Community

District attorneys across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have come out in full support of the restoration of mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses. Likely crimes that would be tied to these mandatory minimums would be those involving children, drugs and the elderly. The bill, HB 741, has already been passed in a vote out of […]

Sentencing Reform Advocates Call for Review of Pennsylvania Laws

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), a national organization that advocates for sentencing reform across the United States, has officially called for a review of how courts in Pennsylvania approach sentencing for individuals convicted of criminal offenses. According to an August news release, FAMM called on Pennsylvania’s Justice Reinvestment Working Group to examine and address how […]


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