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Marijuana prosecutions and the push for criminal justice reform

Can a prosecutor support reform while still enforcing pot laws?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Updated: July 30, 2020 | 12:45 pm

What’s next for Mark Pinsley?

Lehigh County’s new controller has become a leading voice in progressive politics for the region. Will it make a difference?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Police reform effort must acknowledge racist roots of criminal law

After Pa. House Dems protest in chamber, GOP Speaker signals he's ready for a special session on the issue
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Gov. Tom Wolf will appoint misconduct watchdog, establish commission to oversee Pa. State Police

But additional reform will need approval from the Republican-controlled legislature.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Documentary looks at how life without parole affects families of the incarcerated

Commutations are rare, taking toll on loved ones
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Bipartisan support for a criminal justice initiative that works … sorta

But do drug courts shut their doors to too many?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari