"Pennsylvanians -- Republicans, Democrats, Philadelphians, suburbanites, people from upstate and mid-state Pennsylvania -- overwhelmingly believe that the state’s legislature and criminal justice system need to do more to help ex-offenders keep from committing another crime."
On 3/22/2017, PhillyNews' Jane M. Von Bergen published an article summarizing a recent poll released that demonstrated the idea that Pennsylvanians support more help for ex-offenders. "The poll also indicates that 92 percent support breaking down 'barriers for ex-offenders so they can get jobs, support their families, and stop being dependent on government services that cost Pennsylvania taxpayers money.' The weakest support for that proposal -- 87 percent in favor -- came out of the Philadelphia suburbs. More than 90 percent of voters in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre, and Harrisburg supported removing barriers for ex-offenders." Read the full article here.
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