Corrections Reform Package Webinar (February 24, 2009)

On February 24, 2009, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency conducted its first webinar on the 2008 Corrections Reform Package. Viewers tuned in live to learn about the various impacts of the Prison Package.

Below you will find a series of links to select from that cover different aspects of the legislation, followed by a link to Questions and Answers that were received and responded to the day of the webinar.

The final link provides for written responses to questions that were covered during the webinar, grouped by category, along with questions and answers we received during the webinar that time did not permit us to cover. 

                    Welcome, Introductions and Background  

Pennsylvania Prison Reform Law Overview 

New Laws Impacting Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys 

Sentencing and Corrections Reform Legislation 

Major Provisions Impacting Victims and Victim Services

New Rules Affecting Prisoners and Their Families

Questions and Answers

Written Q&A from Corrections Reform Package Webinar

The information contained within the Corrections Reform Package Webinar is made available to the public by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). The information provided in the videos and responses to questions, however, are the property and responsibility of the parties referenced below. Any questions regarding the information contained in this webinar should be referred to the respective authors.

Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
(Contact: Sarah V. Hart,
PA Prison Society
(Contact: Ann Schwartzman,
Office of Representative Kathy Manderino
(Contact: Mary McDaniel,
PA Commission on Sentencing
(Contact: Mark H. Bergstrom,
County Commissioners Association
(Contact: Brinda Penyak,
Office of Victim Advocate
(Contact: Carol Lavery,