Friday, January 20, 2006

New criminal justice study in PA?

We just got word today that Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) is going to introduce a bill that would create an "innocence commission" to study the underlying reasons why innocent people are convicted in PA. (We can already tell him the reasons, but feel free to carry forth.) Greenleaf is getting aggressive with a press conference Monday that will include Thomas Doswell of Allegheny County, who spent 19 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, and hearings already scheduled for January 30 in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Greenleaf chairs.

Stay tuned.


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