Taking Cue from Texas, Pennsylvania to Announce Prison Reforms


Pennsylvania officials were expecting a partisan donnybrook when stakeholders met in Harrisburg last November to discuss prison reform, reports that city’s Patriot-News. Instead, they found unanimous support for “real corrections reform right now,” as former Gov. George Leader put it. The group was to gather Monday at the Capitol and present “a series of transformative, evidence-based changes to the Pennsylvania corrections system that will reduce prison populations and costs without jeopardizing public safety.”

The newspaper said the advocates were inspired to work together after learning that a Democrat and Republican in Texas had partnered to transform the costs and performance of the prison system there.

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