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Pa. lawmakers try again to lower penalties for marijuana possession

The bill has bipartisan support.

By Ben Wasserstein/WITF

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A dying man won release from prison after Spotlight PA highlighted his case. It shouldn’t be that hard, advocates say.

Data shows fewer than 50 people were released in the last 14 years under the current compassionate release law.
By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Pa. lawmakers push forward significant juvenile justice reforms

Two years after the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force made policy recommendations, there is finally some political will in the state House to move on reforms.
By Kenny Cooper/WHYY