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June 09, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Auditor General DePasquale Calls for New Criminal Justice Reforms to Improve Lives, Reduce Taxpayer Costs

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Pennsylvania could potentially save millions of taxpayer dollars and make society safer and stronger by continuing to reform the state's criminal justice system.

DePasquale released a special report outlining 18 recommendations to encourage continued bipartisan interest and cooperation in enacting criminal justice reform at the state and county levels.

"Beyond creating a more equitable approach to enforcing our laws, enacting criminal justice reforms can
produce big savings for Pennsylvania taxpayers," DePasquale said. "We also need to make sure to invest
in efforts to give inmates the ability to successfully reenter society and avoid returning to prison."