Harrisburg—State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, Montgomery, Bucks) and State Senator Sharif Street (D, Philadelphia) will host a roundtable discussion on criminal justice reform efforts in Pennsylvania with experts and community leaders.
The event will take place on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132.
The Senators held a similar event in Harrisburg on November 13th, and will hold a third event on December 5th in Pittsburgh.
Senator Greenleaf, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and author of many notable criminal justice reforms in recent years said, “We are still a government that over-incarcerates and fails to treat inmates’ addictions. 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.”
Senator Street said, “We spend staggering amounts of money to incarcerate our fellow Pennsylvanians; it is both inefficient and unsustainable. Pennsylvania has the second highest number of people serving life without parole while featuring a broken cash for bail system. Too many primarily view our criminal justice system 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.”
**Members of the media are encouraged to attend**
Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform hosted by Senators Greenleaf and Street
State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf
State Senator Sharif Street
Marissa Boyers Bluestine, PA Innocence Project
Joseph L. Green, Ph.D, The 2019 Movement
Marie Gottshalk, on behalf of Philadelphia DA-Elect Larry Krasner
Sylvester Johnson, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner
The Honorable James DeLeon
Mel Wells, President of One Day at a Time
Michael Coard, Attorney and Activist
Tuesday, November 28th
6:00 to 8:00pm
Deliverance Evangelistic Church
2001 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132