Legislators discuss legislation that would automate expungements

Legislators discuss legislation that would automate expungements

Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) led a press conference Wednesday morning where she was joined by Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer) and others to talk about legislation that would expunge a criminal record when a person has been fully acquitted of a charge or a pardon has been granted. 

McClinton and Nesbit have authored House Bill 440, while Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) has introduced its companion bill in the Senate. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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With hearings to come, lawmakers stake out priorities on criminal justice reform

With hearings to come, lawmakers stake out priorities on criminal justice reform

Legislators have made clear their intentions to continue efforts to trim Pennsylvania’s prison population, pointing to cost savings and the need to make the state’s criminal justice system more equitable.

But despite several major criminal justice reform measures already being introduced, the General Assembly is still in the early stages of charting its course forward on the matter. While none of the bills have gotten hearings as of yet, lawmakers have their sights set on altering the state’s probation system, moving away from cash bail and updating a major criminal justice law already on the books.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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