Governor Wolf Applauds Passage of Clean Slate Legislation

first_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill: “The Clean Slate bill helps us accomplish something I have worked hard to do since I took office, make our criminal justice system fairer, more equitable, and more focused on rehabilitation,” Governor Wolf said. “Passage of the Clean Slate law allows for many people to move on with their lives with greater chances for success. This means better career, housing and education options. “I thank the General Assembly for its bi-partisan efforts to pass this important piece of legislation that will help Pennsylvanians. It’s another step in the right direction to reform the state’s criminal justice system and allow people the opportunity to succeed. I look forward to signing this bill into law.” HB1419 provides those with low-level, non-violent criminal records a mechanism to have their record sealed from public view.Nearly 3 million Pennsylvanians of working age are estimated to have criminal records with many that are only minor. The legislation proposes the following structure for sealing records: Nonviolent Misdemeanor Convictions – Sealing would occur after an individual has remained crime-free for 10 years.Non-Conviction Records – Sealing would be done as a matter of course, given that the presumption of innocence is one of the bedrocks of the American criminal justice system. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 22, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Applauds Passage of Clean Slate Legislationlast_img read more

Falcons plan to keep DE Vic Beasley, who faces make-or-break 2019

first_imgVic Beasley will be back in red and black.Amid speculation regarding the defensive end’s future in Atlanta, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said “the plan right now” is to keep the 26-year-old. Beasley was selected by the Falcons with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 draft and led the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016 while also forcing six fumbles. His production has dipped since then, as he has recorded just five sacks in each of the last two seasons.”I think it’s going to take really good preparation and really consistent play,” Quinn said of Beasley becoming an impact player again. “So how do we get him to that? A lot of things are going to come into that. But if I didn’t think that he could do it, I wouldn’t [commit]. So that’s our belief as an organization, to say, ‘Hey, man, we believe you can get the job done.'”Beasley has one year remaining on his contract after the Falcons exercised his fifth-year option. He is set to earn $12.81 million in 2019, which becomes fully guaranteed when the new league year begins March 13. “I’m very excited about where I think he can go to, and we’ve had good conversations about the impact that he can make,” Quinn told ESPN. “The biggest impact that he can make is doing it really consistently.”last_img read more