Governor Wolf Applauds Senate for Unanimous Passage of Justice Reinvestment Initiatives Legislation

first_img April 25, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Applauds Senate for Unanimous Passage of Justice Reinvestment Initiatives Legislationcenter_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today applauded and thanked the Senate for unanimous passage of a package of justice reinvestment initiatives, known as JRI 2, introduced by Senator Stewart Greenleaf.“Passage of JRI 2 legislation will establish solutions to the challenges that incarcerated individuals and those on parole face, ensuring fair, consistent sentencing, probation practices that are evidence-based, and initiatives that expand communications and compensation for crime victims,” Gov. Wolf said. “I applaud Senator Greenleaf and the entire Senate for passage of these important pieces of legislation that will help achieve the goals of a vastly improved criminal justice system.“The commonsense reforms under JRI 2 will help save taxpayers money and ensure that when people have served their time without incident they are able to reenter society in a timely manner so that our taxpayers are not footing the bill for extended prison stays after an individual has served their time.“JRI 2 will invest more resources in our county probation system to improve outcomes and increase the use of evidence-based best practices so that we can improve supervision and training to help probation officers work with individuals and make sure that we are only requiring those who present a real risk to go back for further supervision.“JRI 2 will also help improve sentencing guidelines to further reduce recidivism and will update sentencing guidelines to make sure that we are doing all we can to emphasize risk reduction and help make sure that people are only serving time in accordance with their violation – rather than ordering longer sentences for smaller violations.”The JRI2 package of bills include:SB 1071: Provides for release of ‘short-sentence’ offenders once a minimum sentence is reached and certain provisions are met, including no commission of violent crimes or certain sexual offenses, no gun or high-volume drug delivery offenses, and no misconduct while incarcerated. This will provide significant cost savings for the state.SB1071 also streamlines the process of accessing substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated individuals, which can lead to earlier release from prison.SB 1070: Reinvests savings generated by this bill will be used to create an Advisory Committee that will approve and finance the use of best practices in probation supervision statewide, using evidence-based practices to help county probation departments assess the unique risks and needs of each individual on probation.SB 1072: This bill improves the flow of information to crime victims by prosecutors and police and improves victim compensation for losses incurred during the crime.“We need to work to make our criminal justice system more fair, more equitable and more focused on rehabilitation, which JRI 2 will help do. Since I became governor, I have worked hard to reform our system so that it leads to better outcomes and saves taxpayer dollars – while also leading to less crime and fewer victims,” Gov. Wolf said.Governor Wolf led a call-to-action for criminal justice reform legislation, including JRI 2, at a press conference with Senator Greenleaf on April 12 at the Dauphin County Justice Center.last_img read more

Property industry confidence in Queensland real estate is on the up

first_imgConfidence rises among property industry participants in Queensland real estate. Photo: AAP Image/Marc RobertsonTHE latest National Australia Bank (NAB) survey of 300 property industry respondents reveals rising confidence in the Queensland property price outlook.The NAB Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey for the September Quarter showed expectations were on the up across most jurisdictions, according to NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster.“The NAB Residential Property Survey shows an improvement in market sentiment across most states last quarter, but we continue to see market conditions that vary across different locations,” Mr Oster said.“The momentum is clearly with Victoria, while New South Wales is experiencing something of a slowdown,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoAccording to the report, the NAB Residential Property Index rose 6 points nationally to +20 during the quarter.The report said sentiment improved in all states except NSW, while Queensland saw a four point rise to +16.Despite the sentiment, NAB is forecasting a slowdown in national price growth over the coming year.NAB Group Economics revised its national house price forecasts to an increase of 3.4 per cent in 2018 — previously 4.3 per cent.NAB’s Hedonic House Price Forecast for Brisbane predicts growth of 1.9 per cent in 2018, softening to 1.2 per cent in 2019.“Melbourne and Hobart are currently experiencing solid growth in prices; Sydney is cooling and we expect Brisbane and Adelaide will cool,” Mr Oster said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Transfer News:Striker Richmond Boakye to wear No.99 jersey at Atalanta

first_imgRichmond Boakye-Yiadom will wear the ’99′ jersey for the entire duration of the 2014/15 season after Atalanta agreed to his choice of the hundred-minus-one figure.The Ghana international, who wore ’18′ at Juventus, Genoa and the Black Stars, did not request the same shirt number that he wore last season at Elche.At Elche and Sassuolo, he wore his favourite ’9′ shirt but, at last year’s World Youth Championship in Turkey, he wore the number ’20′ in the Black Satellitessquad.Ahead of next year’s African Cup of Nations in Morocco, the 21-year is already showing valuable promise after scoring four times in his debut game for theSerie A outfit last Sunday.last_img read more

Guiao wary of ‘dangerous’ Kia

first_img“Some people think that Kia is an easy assignment but it’s not. Definitely they will be a better team than last year, and that’s what we have to prepare for.”The tussle will also serve as the PBA debut of Kiefer Ravena, the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Guiao said the key for the Road Warriors in this first game will be to focus on the task at hand and not get distracted.“We’ll try to focus on what we can do and not on the uncertainties and the controversies. You can’t do anything about it. It’s just a distraction, if you think about it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYeng Guiao has been branded as an unconventional coach before — one who uses unusual lineups and fields in players who do not necessarily fit the mold of most cookie cutters.But even the fiery coach would admit that he has not seen anything as unconventional as to that of Kia’s approach.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Durant spoils Kobe’s special night, lifts Warriors over Lakers in OT “We haven’t seen the ‘unconventional’ ways they’re talking about,” Guiao said as new-look NLEX faces the Picanto to open their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“We are also going to be in the dark because that might be the weapon they are talking about. Everybody is curious on what they have with their unconventional system. We haven’t had any chance to scout them, but the other team has already scouted us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith the uncertainty that Kia brings, Guiao knows that the Road Warriors have their work cut out for them, especially with the Picanto leaning on veterans like Ronald Tubid and JayR Reyes, who both experienced triumph with San Miguel over the past year.“The problem with that is Kia has something to prove especially after the controversy. A team that has something to prove is always dangerous and that is something that we have to be careful of,” he said. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

I told everyone to run

first_img“I had seen him pull out that gun and I ran back inside. I told everyone to run,” he said.Piche said he doesn’t know who the vehicle belonged to, but it has since been removed from the school property.Piche added that Dayne and Drayden Fontaine are related to the suspect.The RCMP would not not confirm the relationship.“There’s never been a school shooting of this magnitude in the country,” said RCMP Supt. Grant St. Germaine  during a press conference Saturday.As of Saturday, the RCMP was unable to confirm whether or not there was any motive behind the shootings, or if any of the victims had been targeted.jflett@aptn.ca Jaydon Flett APTN National NewsLA LOCHE, Sask. – Police in La Loche, Sask., have charged a 17-year-old boy with four counts of first-degree murder following a mass shooting in the community which sits about 600 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.The boy, who cannot be named under youth criminal legislation, is also charged with seven counts of attempted murder in relation to those who were injured when he allegedly opened fire at the La Loche Community school Friday.The RCMP have identified the four people killed in Friday’s attack.Dayne Fontaine, 17, and Drayden Fontaine, 13 were found dead at a residence in a residence in the community. Teacher Adam Wood, 35, and school assistant Marie Janvier, 21 were shot at the school.Marie Janvier, 21, was killed during a school shooting Friday.Adam Wood, originally from Uxbridge, Ont., had only moved to the northern community this past September to begin his first year of teaching.Wood, originally from Uxbridge, Ont., had only moved to the northern community this past September to begin his first year of teaching.Darius Piche, 17, a La Loche student, told APTN National News that Wood was his math teacher. He said Wood was helpful and supportive in the classroom.Darius Piche was friends with alleged shooter.“If you didn’t give him a hard time, he didn’t give you a hard time,” said Piche. “He was that kind of teacher.”Piche added that Janvier had been his tutor and he was supposed to be in the same classroom as her at the time of the shooting.Piche says that the suspect police currently have in custody had been a friend of his since kindergarten.“It’s like, one day, he’s all good. And the next, he’s doing all this? Taking innocent lives,” he said.APTN National News obtained a copy of the messages where the 17 year-old alleged gunman told a group of friends, “I’m done with life.”Piche was one of the friends who was in that chat group. When he asked the suspect what was wrong, he said that he “just killed two people” and that he was on his way to “shoot up” the school.“I thought he was joking around when he said that. It wasn’t even expected at all,” said Piche. “He just showed up, he just looked mad.”Piche said he went to ask his friend what was bothering him, and that’s when he noticed the suspect grab a shotgun from the backseat of a vehicle parked outside the school.last_img read more