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Greenleaf Legislation Offers Sentencing Alternatives

stuMontgomery and Bucks County State Senator Stewart Greenleaf (pictured here) says his prison reform bill that the senate has already passed could be up for a house vote within a few days. He says the inmate population is skyrocketing, and the emphasis in recent years on longer and longer sentences for more and more offenses is not working.

“We are now, or at least we were up until a few months ago, adding 2,000 new inmates to our state prison system every year. That equates to one new penitentiary every year at $200 million to build it and between $50 and $60 million to operate it, and with no appreciable decrease in violent crime.”

He says making sentencing and the parole system more flexible can reduce both the prison population and the violent crime rate.

“If we don’t do anything we won’t be able, and we are not able, to keep up with the prison population.  We can’t build the prisons fast enough.”

Greenleaf says he has written many bills that led to mandatory minimum prison terms for drug offenses and other crimes, but now he believes judges need more discretion in sentencing because every crime is different, and the punishment should fit the crime.  He says the state must reform sentencing and parole practices to make them both tough and smart.  He says many times inmates spend as much as 150 percent of their minimum terms for technical parole violations, which do not involve new criminal activity.  He says that’s overkill, and it’s neither tough nor smart.
WNPV AM 1440 Had a nice crowd at last evening's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" at Rann Pharmacy in Harleysville. Do you see yourself in any of these photos?
WNPV AM 1440 Pharmacist Lauren of Rann Pharmacy in Harleysville presents the Grand Prize of a family 4-pack of ride tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park to Audrey Delaney of Collegeville at last evening's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway." Thank you to everyone who came out!
WNPV AM 1440 Ok, the decision has been made! We are going to have our "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" at 6 PM tonight at Rann Pharmacy, 377 Main Street in Harleysville. Come on out for your chance to win a share of over $4,000 in prizes!
WNPV AM 1440 The storm should have passed through the area by 3:45 which will give plenty of time to dry off before the "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" at 6 PM. So, as of this moment, everything is "on" for this evening. Stay tuned for future updates!
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to keep your eye on the weather and your ear to WNPV Radio-1440 AM tomorrow to be sure that the "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" will go as scheduled. If it rains at the wrong time, the event will have to be postponed as Rann Pharmacy doesn't have room for us all inside!
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