Delivering Criminal Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system is broken. I believe in the power of a second chance, and for years, I have advocated for reforms to our too often unforgiving and vindictive justice system. As Lieutenant Governor, I have fought hard for second chances for deserving Pennsylvanians and to free the wrongfully convicted through my work as Chair of the Board of Pardons.

As your senator, I will fight for a criminal legal system where everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. I will work to make sure that serious crimes receive serious punishment, while also alleviating the burdens placed on prosecutors and judges by focusing on effective diversion programs for nonviolent offenders and prioritizing sentencing reform.

John on the Issues

  1. Preparing the Next Generation
  2. Keeping Our Promise to Veterans
  3. Investing in Rural Communities
  4. Respecting Our Seniors
  5. Safeguarding Our Democracy
  6. Delivering Criminal Justice Reform
  7. Building a Humane, Safe, and Secure Immigration System
  8. Protecting Women’s Reproductive Freedom
  9. Guaranteeing Health Care
  10. Legalizing Cannabis
  11. Securing LGBTQIA+ Rights
  12. Taking on Crime
  13. Fighting Inflation + Lowering Costs
  14. Promoting American Energy + Building a Clean Energy Future
  15. Supporting Workers + the Union Way of Life
  16. Maintaining Smart Global Leadership