New statewide reentry council seeks to break down the barriers to successful post-prison life

New statewide reentry council seeks to break down the barriers to successful post-prison life

Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and other local and state officials came together Monday afternoon to announce the beginning of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council.

The council is designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and lawmakers on the importance of prisoner reentry into Pennsylvania communities. It’s intended not only to aid the community, but also make Pennsylvania safer and reduce the 67 percent statewide recidivism rate in Pennsylvania.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Lawmakers condemn threats to PA Jewish Community Centers

Lawmakers condemn threats to PA Jewish Community Centers

As a nationwide rash of threats to Jewish Community Centers hit Pennsylvania Monday with bomb threats levied toward Jewish Community Centers in Harrisburg and York, state leaders were condemning the threats of violence and destruction.

 

The threats also come on the heels of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia being desecrated over the weekend.

Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
PA row officers take oath of office

PA row officers take oath of office

Two new and one reelected Pennsylvania row officers took the oath of office Tuesday, officially beginning their terms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Wednesday that the Office of Attorney General has reached a resolution with BuckleySandler, LLP, the law firm hired by then-Attorney General Kathleen Kane to conduct a review of emails captured on OAG servers that searched for lewd, pornographic, and/or unethical content.

 

According to the OAG statement, the final amount the office will pay the firm for its work totals $1,435,588.90 in fees and expenses; nearly $400,000 less than the amount in outstanding bills the firm had issued OAG.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Holding a rare non-budget related August session day, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Bruce Beemer to be Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General Tuesday.

 

With the vote, Beemer becomes the third person to hold the position as the Commonwealth’s top prosecutor in just a matter of weeks, following the resignation of Kathleen Kane and the brief interim tenure of Bruce Castor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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