Pa. has the third highest percentage of people on probation and parole in America. Caseloads have skyrocketed over the past 25 years, straining public resources while doing little to actually improve public safety. That’s why DA Krasner is joining with other criminal justice leaders from across the country to call for an end to excessive community supervision.
Read below the joint statement from the Columbia Justice Lab and Fair and Just Prosecution, signed by scores of community supervision executives, prosecutors and other law enforcement leaders. You can also check out this chat Larry had with former Commissioner of New York City’s Probation Department and current Columbia researcher Vincent Schiraldi about solutions to this problem.