Gov. Wolf calls for criminal justice reform

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Governor Tom Wolf is calling on lawmakers to pass a package of initiatives designed to reform Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system.

The initiatives include bail and pre-trial reforms.

They would also adopt a standard assessment tool for sentencing, create clean slate legislation to allow those convicted to reenter society after being released, and make sure even those without money have access to legal help.

Pennsylvania is the only state that does not provide state funding to a public defender system.

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