With 40 years of experience helping restore men and women behind bars, Prison Fellowship advocates for federal and state criminal justice reforms that transform those responsible for crime, validate victims, and encourage communities to play a role in creating a safe, redemptive, and just society.
Throughout 2016, Governor Tom Wolf worked with the legislature to combat the abuse of prescription painkillers in Pennsylvania. The Governor was able to secure $20.4 million in funds to create 45 treatment centers for opioid use disorder. In addition, the legislature enacted five key bills to decrease opioid abuse, including one which created a prescription drug monitoring program.
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PRISON FELLOWSHIP IN PENNSYLVANIA
Prison Fellowship's victories in Pennsylvania include contributing to the enactment of Senate Bill 100 in 2012. This legislation established more proportional punishment and has increased public safety by providing predictable sanctions for parole violations and strengthening the state's probation system. In 2013, Prison Fellowship contributed to the successful enactment of House Bill 135, which reinvested savings into the state’s probation and parole systems.
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Grounded in biblical values and signed by over 100 Christian leaders, the Justice Declaration is a call to the Church to deploy its unique and unparalleled capacity to respond to crime and over-incarceration.
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