Legislation Quick Search
09/28/2023 03:34 AM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search

House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: November 29, 2021 02:26 PM
From: Representative Stephen Kinsey
To: All House members
Subject: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Credits
Over 3.5 million adults were on probation in the United States by the end of 2018, more than triple the number in 1980. Additionally, Pennsylvania has the second highest percentage of individuals on probation and parole in the country. While probation and parole are useful tools that allow individuals the opportunity to remain with their families, they can place significant burdens on local and state agencies tasked with overseeing probationers and parolees.
To alleviate the stress placed on these individuals and agencies, my legislation would create Earned Compliance Credits, which would reduce the time that low-risk, non-violent offenders would be on active supervision. For each month in compliance, their supervision time would be reduced by 15 days. Once all restitution, fines, and fees have been paid, the court or releasing authority would be able to reduce the period of supervision in proportion to the total amount of credits earned.
As legislators, it is our duty to protect and serve all Pennsylvanians, including those who have come into contact with our criminal justice system. Please join me in supporting this legislation to provide better support to our probationers, parolees, and their families.

Introduced as HB2351