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05/22/2024 04:41 PM
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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 11, 2023 01:07 PM
From: Representative Stephen Kinsey
To: All House members
Subject: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Credits
 
In 2020, an estimated 3,890,400 adults were on probation or parole, amounting to 1 in 66 people.  With the second highest percentage of individuals on probation and parole in the country, Pennsylvanians and state agencies are well-acquainted with the significant burdens that participating in or overseeing probationers and parolees can bring. 

 

To alleviate the stress placed on these individuals and agencies, my legislation would create earned compliance credits.  These credits would reduce the time that low-risk, non-violent offenders would be on active supervision, with each month in compliance reducing their supervision time 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 earned credits.  

 

As legislators, it is our duty to protect and serve all Pennsylvanians, including those who have come into contact with out criminal justice system.  Please join me in supporting this legislation to provide better support to our probationers, parolees, and their loved ones. 



Introduced as HB463