HARRISBURG, March 27, 2024 – State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee, will join Senator Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery/Delaware) to co-host a public hearing on Tuesday in Harrisburg on the lack of reliable information surrounding deaths in the custody of law enforcement and correctional institutions in Pennsylvania.

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. The hearing will also accommodate virtual participation, and anyone interested in watching on Zoom can click here to register.

The hearing will feature three panels of testimony that will include journalists, advocates, and policy experts who will discuss the need for comprehensive reporting, transparency and maintaining the integrity of the criminal justice system in the Commonwealth.

Scheduled participants in the hearing include Joshua Vaughn, Investigative and Enterprise Reporter, Penn Live; Dr. Roger Mitchell, Professor of Pathology, Director of Center of Excellence for Trauma and Violence Prevention, Howard University College of Medicine; Dr. Jay Aronson, Professor and Director of the Center for Human Rights Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Justin Douglas, Dauphin County Commissioner; and Claire Shubik-Richards, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Prison Society. 

The hearing will also be live-streamed at SenatorMuth.com/Policy and on Senator Muth’s Facebook page. 

Media participation is encouraged.

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