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ACLU of Pa. ends lawsuit against Clearfield County over immigrant detention center vote

The lawsuit challenged the county on open meeting laws and could have halted the conversion of the prison.

By Anthony Orozco

Report: Probation, parole ‘feed mass incarceration,’ and the ‘problem is particularly acute’ in Pa.

Pennsylvania is one of three states featured in a new report that details how probation and parole have swelled U.S. prison populations by “often [setting] people up to fail.” 

By An-Li Herring/WESA

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ICE faces new lawsuit over Pennsylvania arrest records

Advocates are suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a window into agents’ arrest tactics.
By Alanna Elder

State House moves to keep people convicted of gun crimes in jail longer

The chamber narrowly passed a measure that would require judges to issue consecutive sentences for multiple crimes involving guns.
By Katie Meyer


State House moves to protect prison guards by cracking down on inmates

Among other things, the measures would impose longer sentences for assaulting guards, and punish inmates for a broader range of crimes.
By Katie Meyer

Pa. Supreme Court to consider demand that State Police disclose social media monitoring policy

ACLU: “This is an investigation into your First Amendment-protected activities."
By An-Li Herring/WESA
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