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Two more criminal justice bills go to Gov. Carney

Jun 26, 2019
Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

The General Assembly is sending more criminal justice legislation to Gov. John Carney.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s lone Congresswoman has introduced criminal justice reform legislation that could help give some with criminal records a second chance.

 


Delaware Public Media

Legislation allowing more Delawareans to seal their criminal records is headed to the Delaware House.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state’s new Attorney General has announced her first criminal justice reform initiative.

 


Elmer Daniels may leave prison this week a free man. He’s spent 39 years in prison.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Sen. Chris Coons held a roundtable in Wilmington Friday focused on a criminal justice reform bill that could see a vote in the Senate.


Legislation giving inmates leaving prison official identification cleared a state Senate committee Wednesday.

State Senate passes bail system overhaul

Jan 16, 2018
Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Senate passed legislation Tuesday revamping the state’s bail system. Bill sponsors say allowing poor people to sit in jail because they can’t afford bail criminalizes poverty.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

In December 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court ordered creation of an independent, volunteer-run commission to take a deep look at barriers to justice in the First State.


 

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Criminal justice and law enforcement officials announced a new survey designed to capture implicit racial biases perceived by both residents and law enforcement.

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