Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether life without parole for second-degree murder is ‘cruel’
Pennsylvania is an outlier in sentencing people convicted of second-degree murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, advocates for ending the practice say.
A proposed amendment to Pennsylvania’s constitution would change how the state considers pardons
Pennsylvania's Board of Pardons must vote unanimously in order for a person to be recommended for a pardon. HB 1410 would change it to a simple majority.
Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions
Lawyers for the appellants, who were teens when they were convicted and spent decades behind bars, call it a 'first-of-its-kind' case.
Philly DA Krasner: We’re doing ‘everything we can’ to fight rising violence against city women
The prosecutor's comments came days after a pregnant woman was shot dead while unloading baby shower gifts.
Life without parole has turned Pa.’s prisons into hospices for the hopeless | Opinion
People are aging and dying in prison, withering away to nothing with no chance of ever returning to the free world
Gov. Wolf can — and must — save the lives of our incarcerated loved ones | Opinion
During a pandemic, prisons are deadly. The nature of confinement makes it almost impossible for people to practice social distancing
These crime victims have lost loved ones to murder — and to prison. That’s why they want to end life without parole in Pennsylvania
The move faces staunch opposition from the Office of the Victim Advocate, Pennsylvania’s official victim advocacy agency.