Just a week after the Wolf administration announced that the state prison population had declined to its lowest level in decades — due largely to a series of bipartisan criminal justice reforms — the state Senate is poised to adopt another reform to accelerate the progress.

By a unanimous, thus bipartisan vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that significantly would reform state law governing probation violations. Such reform is crucial because probation violations are a key driver of recidivism.

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