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PACDL Urges Governor Wolf to Release Certain Incarcerated Individuals Because of COVID-19 Threat

(April 6, 2020 – Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) urged uniform, effective and prompt action by the Governor to ensure that the coronavirus does not spread rapidly through our prisons. To read the full letter, click here.
Statement from PACDL President Peter E. Kratsa Further Condemning the Terminations of Montgomery County Public Defenders

March 11, 2019 (Harrisburg) -- On February 29, 2020 the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (PACDL) issued a press release expressing its disappointment regarding the firing of the Montgomery County Public Defender leadership, Chief Dean Beer and Deputy Chief Keisha Hudson. At the time of that statement, we believed there were insufficient details to fully understand the situation and that the public perception of a link between Dean and Keisha’s termination and the filing of an Amicus Brief advocating bail reform cried out for more information.  Click here to read the entire statement.