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House lawmakers passed two criminal justice reform bills last week.


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Free speech concerns came up during a House Judiciary committee hearing Wednesday.


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Members of the Trump Administration visited an urban farm in Wilmington Monday. They see the project as a model for economic development and reentry training programs. 


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The ACLU of Delaware is calling on the state to “reinvent” its probation system. The Department of Correction says this is not necessary.


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Wilmington City Council considered an agenda Thursday that consisted almost entirely of legislation related to policing reform and racial justice. Some members questioned the effectiveness of the measures.


More adults in Delaware are eligible for expungement of certain criminal records starting Friday, when the Adult Expungement Reform Act signed by Gov. Carney this summer goes into effect. 

 


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Anthony Ray Hinton spent nearly thirty years on death row in Alabama before his conviction was overturned. 

He appeared in Wilmington Wednesday to discuss criminal justice reform. 


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State lawmakers sent Gov. John Carney 11 pieces of legislation revamping the criminal justice system this year.


Two more criminal justice bills go to Gov. Carney

Jun 26, 2019
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The General Assembly is sending more criminal justice legislation to Gov. John Carney.


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Legislation helping inmates reduce their fees and fines is being amended to also help people outside of prison.


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Legislation leaving more sentencing decisions to judges is heading to the Delaware Senate.


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

 


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The state Senate Judicial Committee took public comment on legislation allowing more Delawareans to seal criminal records Wednesday.


Some Delaware lawmakers are pushing legislation to limit the fines and fees courts can impose on low-income defendants.


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Delaware lawmakers are offering an ambitious plan to revamp the state’s criminal justice system.


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

 


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


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Delawareans found guilty of possessing pot may be able to get that conviction erased from their record.

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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.


 

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in a town hall on criminal justice reform in Wilmington Monday.


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On Monday, First State Attorney General Matt Denn updated progress he’s made on criminal justice reform  - and offered a look ahead at what he’d like to do next.

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Peace Week Delaware - an expanded vision of peace lead by the Movement for a Culture of Peace – wraps up this weekend. Throughout the week, it shined a light on local groups and programs promoting peace.

Wilmington City Councilwoman Sherry Dorsey Walker is running for Lieutenant Governor in Delaware’s Democratic Primary.

 

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly recently sat down with Dorsey Walker as part of our interview series with all of the Lt. Governor Democrat candidates.


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The Delaware Center for Justice held an event Tuesday night to help engage the parents of students who’ve been a part of their School Offense Diversion Program.

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Zach Phillips of Short Order Production House was initially approached by the Delaware Center for Justice to create some videos to help bring light to issues facing the juvenile justice system in Delaware.

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Lawyers were at Delaware Law School Friday offering pro bono legal aid to minors - and those who have records from when they were a minor - seeking expungements.


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Criminal justice advocacy groups have partnered to provide expungement clinics free of charge to Delaware youth this summer.

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Attorney General Matt Denn and top law enforcement lobbyists are rebelling against a proposed overhaul to the state’s criminal code, pitting them against the state’s Chief Justice and some of the most influential lawmakers in Dover.

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The public met with Wilmington police officers Tuesday March 15 for the second in a series of meetings intended to build better relationships between the two groups.

Campaign to repeal state death penalty heats up

Jan 27, 2016
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Death penalty repeal advocates are making one final push a day before House lawmakers debate abolishing Delaware’s capital punishment for the first time in decades.

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