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AFP: New Year, Clean Slate

Jan 2, 2019 by AFP

AFP touts implementation of “Clean Slate” legislation, commends Gov. Wolf for leadership

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania (AFP-PA) on Wednesday will participate in a press conference with Gov. Wolf and other leaders to celebrate the implementation of the “Clean Slate” legislation passed last year that will provide for the automatic sealing of criminal records for misdemeanors and charges not leading to convictions. The grassroots group has long advocated for the bill and intends to prioritize advancing more smart reforms to the criminal justice system in 2019.

AFP-PA State Director Beth Anne Mumford issued the following statement:

“This bill gives Pennsylvanians a fresh start and a new foundation on which to rebuild their lives. We commend Gov. Wolf and the bill’s sponsors for lowering barriers to opportunity for citizens who have paid their dues and resolve to live a better life. Our activists are ready and willing to find other ways to work with anyone committed to improving public safety, giving people second chances, and helping improve Pennsylvanians’ lives.”

 

Background:

Wolf to sign ‘clean slate’ bill into law (Emily Thurlow, Central Penn Business Journal, 6/27/2018)

Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania’s life-without-parole system — but can it be fixed? (Samantha Melamed, Philly Inquirer, 9/18/2018)

Life without parole is morally indefensible, fiscally irresponsible (Beth Anne Mumford, PennLive, 10/12/18)

Pa. senators hold the key to federal prison reform (Beth Anne Mumford, Philly Inquirer, 10/10/2018)

 

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or 703.887.7724 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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