I served as a member of the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment. Our committee compiled the 270-page report, commissioned by a 2011 Senate resolution. Data was compiled in part by the Justice Center for Research at The Pennsylvania State University and the Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness.
Our committee was charged with looking at the cost, bias, impact on and services for family members of death penalty inmates; mental illness, counseling, alternatives, and more.
Governor Tom Wolf has imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania while awaiting the findings of our report.To read the Report CLICK HERE