Oct. 10, 2019

ELLWOOD CITY – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) has issued the following statement in response to a recent article published by the New Castle News:

“Clearly there are inconsistencies in the way the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole communicates with district attorney offices when reviewing the cases of violent inmates. I am thankful to Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa for his partnership on addressing these failures by the Parole Board that have harmed communities across Pennsylvania. I was hopeful Board Chairman Theodore Johnson would take responsibility for these failures instead of fighting to maintain the Harrisburg status quo. I believe that providing additional transparency on the Burley case will get us one step closer to stopping violent offenders from harming others in the future.”

Please find the original article here, and attached is a letter Bernstine wrote to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
10th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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