Sens. Street and Greenleaf to Host Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform

HARRISBURG – November 2, 2017 – State Sens. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-Montgomery/Bucks) will host a roundtable discussion on Nov. 13 in Harrisburg on criminal justice reform efforts in Pennsylvania. 

“We spend staggering amounts of money to incarcerate our fellow Pennsylvanians; it is both inefficient and unsustainable,” Sen. Street said. “Pennsylvania has the second highest number of people serving life without parole while featuring a broken cash for bail system. Too many view our criminal justice system primarily as an economic engine when redemption and rehabilitation should be the focal points. Investing in people and divesting from prisons is the most progressive criminal justice reform.”

“We are still a government that over-incarcerates and fails to treat inmates’ addictions,” said Sen. Greenleaf, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “We have work to do in the areas of reducing mandatory minimum sentences, treating addiction, improving conviction integrity, and protecting the victims of human trafficking.”

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WHO:           State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia)
                        State Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-Montgomery/Bucks)
                        Marissa Boyers Bluestine, PA Innocence Project
                        Joseph L. Green, Ph.D, The 2019 Movement
                        Pastor Mike Leonzo, Living Water Community Church

WHAT:        Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform

WHEN:       Monday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:    Living Waters Community Church, 206 Oakleigh Ave., Harrisburg