Philadelphia DA plans to end ‘mass supervision’ by cutting length of probation and parole

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ABA Journal on 3/22/2019 by DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced Thursday that his office will seek lower terms of probation and parole when making sentencing recommendations and negotiating plea deals.

Krasner already has sought shorter sentences, charged crimes at a lower level, and reduced reliance on cash bail for low-level offenses. Now he hopes to address “mass supervision” of people on probation and parole, report Philly.com, the Philadelphia TribuneFox 29 and NBC Philadelphia. A summary is here.