Pa. Supreme Court rejects request for large, expedient reduction of county jail populations | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to dramatically reduce jail populations by allowing the blanket release of certain inmates.

On April 1, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed an emergency request on behalf of five inmates as a plea to reduce county jail populations across the commonwealth. The goal was to stem the spread of coronavirus within jails and among people in contact with current and former inmates.

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