Session: 2021-2022

ACLU-PA Position: Supports

SB 835 would create a mechanism for certain ill and/or aging people incarcerated in Pennsylvania state correctional institutions to petition the PA Parole Board for release. The bill would also require the PA Department of Corrections to assist incarcerated people with petitions for release, provide relevant records, notify families of their incarcerated loved one’s terminal medical diagnosis, facilitate quick visitation after a terminal diagnosis, and track statistics about medical and geriatric parole and other items for the legislature to review yearly.

Check the bill's status here.


Senator Sharif Street


2021 - 2022

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