Criminal Justice Reform
The rights guaranteed to the accused, defendants, offenders and prisoners are fundamental political rights that protect all Americans from governmental abuse of power.
These rights include the guarantee against unreasonable search and seizure, the right to reasonable bail, the right to due process of law; and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. They are indispensable to a free society.
- 7,000 peopleOn any given day, more than 7,000 people are incarcerated in Pennsylvania as a result of a supervision violation.
- 2nd HighestPennsylvania ranks second in the nation when it comes to the percentage of its residents on parole or probation.
- 8.9 timesBlack Pennsylvanians are 8.9 times more likely and Latinx Pennsylvanians 3.3% more likely to be incarcerated than white Pennsylvanians.
- Just 2 daysDetaining an individual before their trial, even for just two days, increases their chances of committing a crime in the future.
- July 26, 2019
- February 28, 2019