Prof. Rago discusses criminal justice reform in Pennsylvania

Sunday, November 12, 2017

This week Professor John Rago will participate in a roundtable discussion of criminal justice reform efforts in Pennsylvania. Pa. Senators Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery/Bucks) will convene the discussion on Monday, November 13 at 6 p.m., in an event open to the public and available via livestream. 

Topics will include reducing mandatory minimum sentences, treating addiction, improving conviction integrity, and protecting the victims of human trafficking. Organizers hope to galvanize more individuals “to advocate for reforms that not only save taxpayer dollars, but have the power to transform communities that have been devastated by the revolving door of incarceration and addiction and a justice system bound by outdated mandates and failed policies.” 

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The complete list of speakers follows.

  • State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf
  • State Senator Sharif Street
  • Marissa Boyers Bluestine, Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • Joseph L. Green, Ph.D, The 2019 Movement 
  • Pastor Mike Leonzo, Living Water Community Church
  • Prof. John T.  Rago, Duquesne University School of Law

The event will be held at the Living Water Community Church in Harrisburg. Watch the livestream at or

Faculty Referenced In Article

John Rago, J.D.Associate Professor of Law