Lawmakers look to reform criminal justice system

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Pennsylvania lawmakers have formed a new caucus that will look for ways to reform the state’s criminal justice system.

State Reps. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) and Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) teamed up to form the criminal justice reform caucus the day after Governor Tom Wolf laid out proposed changes in his second inaugural address last week.

“The ability for us to work — Republicans and Democrats as well as the Senate and the House — together speaks to the fact that there are a lot of people out there who recognize there can be changes to our criminal justice system,” Delozier said.

By the end of last week, 32 members had already joined the caucus.

“I believe that we can get some bipartisan support and we can move some good legislation forward to help our communities,” Delozier said.

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