Joint Hearing on Criminal Justice Issues

JOINT HEARING

Senate Judiciary Committee AND
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Criminal Justice Issues

 

Joint Public Hearing to Discuss Criminal Justice Issues

Joint Public Hearing
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice
and Judiciary

Monday, March 19, 2018
9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room 1, North Office Building

Joint Public Hearing to Discuss Criminal Justice Issues

 

Agenda:

9:30 a.m.
Introductory Remarks by Senator Greenleaf

9:35 a.m.
Secretary John E. Wetzel
Department of Corrections
Consolidation of the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole; Prison Industry Enhancement; Justice Reinvestment Initiative

10:30 a.m.
Carl Reynolds
Council of State Governments Justice Center
Justice Reinvestment Initiative Phase 2; Cap on Prison Terms for County Probation Violations; Grant Program for Mental Health Diversion

 11:30 a.m.
Marissa Bluestine
Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Post-Conviction Relief Act Amendments; DNA Testing for Exoneration; Compensation for Wrongful Conviction; Brady Violations

12:30 p.m.
Peter F. Vaira, Esq.
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Grand Jury Reform

Public Hearing on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

JOINT HEARING

Senate Judiciary Committee
and
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice

Monday, May 22, 2017
9:30 a.m.

NOB, Hearing Room #1

 

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

9:30 a.m.
Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf, Chairman (opening remarks)
Senator Daylin Leach, Minority Chairman (opening remarks)       

9:40 a.m.
The Honorable Jeffrey Manning, President Judge, Allegheny County
The Honorable John Foradora, President Judge, Jefferson County

9:55 a.m.
The Honorable John Wetzel Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections 

10:10 a.m.
The Honorable Charles Ramsey Chairman, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency   

10:25 a.m.
Professor Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University     

10:40 a.m.
Professor Mark Kleiman, New York University

10:55 a.m.
Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

11:10 a.m.
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association – Combined Testimony
The Honorable Edward Marsico, Dauphin County
The Honorable Craig Steadman, Lancaster County
The Honorable Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser, Somerset County

11:25 a.m.
K. Bret Bucklen, Ph.D., Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

11:40 a.m.
Kevin Ring, President Families Against Mandatory Minimums

11:55 a.m.
Detective Cameron Parker, Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge

12:10 p.m.
Devin Reaves, Addiction Treatment Professional

12:25 p.m.
Jennifer Storm, Victim Advocate

12:40 p.m.
Elizabeth Randol, ACLU of Pennsylvania

 

Written Testimony only:
Commonwealth Foundation
The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness
The Pennsylvania Prison Society