Ensuring the Justice System Works for All

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Governor Shapiro is working to make Pennsylvania’s justice system fairer and support residents reentering our communities.  

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Announced he would not sign any execution warrants during his term as Governor and called on the General Assembly to abolish the death penalty. 

“The death penalty is an archaic, broken policy from a bygone era, and we applaud Governor Shapiro for continuing the moratorium.”

Elizabeth Randol, Legislative Director of ACLU PA
Awarded $9.5 million through the Department of Labor & Industry to support a “first-of-its-kind” re-entry program to reduce recidivism in Pennsylvania.

What else has Governor Shapiro proposed?

  • Funding Pennsylvania’s public defenders for the first time with a $10 million investment annually towards indigent defense.  
  • An additional $4 million in funds for adult probation services at the county level and $2 million for oversight in the parole process.   
  • An additional $479,000 to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to investigate discrimination and strengthen enforcement of Pennsylvania’s laws.  
See what else Governor Shapiro has done in his first 100 days