The Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission has appointed Matthew T. Mangino to its Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment.
The committee, established in 2011 by Senate Resolution No. 6, is comprised of four state senators and approximately 30 members from various backgrounds. The committee is tasked with investigating, among other things, the cost-effectiveness of the system, alternatives to capital punishment and whether the current methods of selection of defendants for capital trials are unfair or discriminatory.
Mangino is a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and is the former two-term district attorney of Lawrence County.
The committee’s first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 23 at the state capitol in Harrisburg.