Reinstating mandatory minimum sentences will exact a steep price from Pennsylvanians. These bills are an invitation to regress – to (re) adopt flawed and costly “public safety” measures that disproportionately damage communities of color and concentrate unreviewable power in the hands of prosecutors, all while forcing us to needlessly expend scarce resources in the vain attempt to incarcerate our way out of complex problems like gun violence and addiction.

Sponsors

Representative Todd Stephens, Representative Tony DeLuca

Status

Passed committee

Session

2019-2020

Position

Oppose

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