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A New Risk Assessment Tool for Sentencing in PA Criminal Cases—Reform or More Harm?

On September 9, 2019 by Schnader

Laurel Gift and Danielle T. Bruno published an op-ed, “A new risk assessment tool for sentencing in PA criminal cases—reform or more harm?” in the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

They wrote: “On September 5, 2019, the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing adopted a Sentence Risk Assessment Instrument that has been subject to harsh criticism and lacks public approval. After years of consideration, the commission has now acted to make the criminal sentencing system more unfair and no more reliable than a coin flip.”

Click here to read the full op-ed.