SB 14 would promote greater criminal justice reform in Pennsylvania. This bill would reduce recidivism and keep Pennsylvanians safer by putting limits on how long someone must stay on probation before their sentence can end.
This policy would help citizens get back on their feet, rather than trapping them in a cycle of recidivism.
What’s more, SB 14 would allow courts more flexibility to avoid revoking probation for minor technical violations. Judges would be able to revoke probation for serious crimes that could put the public at risk, of course — but doing so for minor violations only ensures that Pennsylvanians are incarcerated for longer than is truly necessary.
That choice should ultimately be left to our courts.
SB 14 would also implement good behavior incentives for early release from supervision, increase the frequency with which supervision officers can revise conditions of supervision and implement a graduated system of penalties to give law enforcement more flexibility to deal with minor rule infractions.
Tell your lawmakers to support SB 14.