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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

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

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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

Pennsylvania will stop keeping death-row inmates in indefinite solitary confinement

They’ll now get at least 42½ hours per week out of their cell, and will be allowed to eat and attend religious services with other inmates.  
By Katie Meyer

State Supreme Court confirms, Marsy’s Law votes won’t be certified

Voters can cast ballots on the proposed amendment, but the state won’t do an official count until courts decide whether the victims’ rights proposal is constitutional.
By Katie Meyer

Court to decide if probationers can use medical marijuana

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether people on probation and other forms of supervision can use cannabis if they are registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

By The Associated Press