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Justice & Advocacy - an affiliate website of The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Resources for Legislation related to
Prisons and Criminal Justice


ACLU-PA (American Civil Liberties Union)

  • ACLU Bill Tracker

    ACLU tracks Pennsylvania bills on several topics related to criminal justice, including

    • Criminal Justice Reform
    • Death Penalty
    • Drug Policy Reform
    • Due Process
    • Police Practices
    • Prisoner’s Rights
    • Racial Justice

    The bill tracker includes a summary of the bill’s provisions, it’s status in the legislative process, ACLU’s position (for or against the bill), and sometimes other commentaries. (Use the pull-down menu to see bills on a specific topic.)

Amnesty International (USA)

Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Ministry of Public Advocacy

PACC-MPA website has information about legislation, educational resources, and advocacy on many different topics, including these:

State Innovation Exchange (SiX)

SiX, which prepares model legislation for state legislators, is intended to be a progressive alternative to the corporate-funded ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council). SiX is focusing on two areas of legislation: Carbon Reduction and Criminal Justice Reform.

Last updated November 30th, 2014.