Efforts To Overhaul Probation In Pa May Be Complicated By Six Recent Murders

09.25.19 | Terry Diener

The recent killings are believed to have been committed by parolees.

Nevertheless, the reforms continue to draw bipartisan support. Advocates from across the political spectrum were promoting bills in Harrisburg this week that would ease probation rules.

Jessica Jackson, Chief Advocacy Officer from the Reform Alliance, said more than 15 groups are lobbying lawmakers to support the measures.

A report released in June found that the state spends more than $100 million annually to imprison people for technical violations of probation and parole