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Series V. Criminal and Crime Reform, 1983-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

Series V contains materials related to criminal and crime reform. The majority of materials of this series pertain to death penalty reform. Important legislation included under this topic are Post-Conviction DNA Testing, Senate Bill 26 (prohibition of the death penalty for mentally retarded individuals), and a Death Penalty Moratorium. Also included in this series are other criminal reform measures such as earned time and proposed modifications to hate crime and civil rights laws. Specifically, the hate crimes bill expanded the definition of hate crimes to include gender orientation. The majority of materials in this series dates from 1997-2003.

Folder 7 Post-Conviction DNA Testing- Bill, 2000
Folder 8-9 Post-Conviction DNA Testing- Senate Hearing Testimonies, 2001
Folder 10 Post-Conviction DNA Testing- Memos, 2000-2002
Folder 11 Post-Conviction DNA Testing- Reports, 2000-2004
Folder 12 Post-Conviction DNA Testing- Clippings, 2000-2001
Folder 13 Senate Bill 26, 2001
Folder 14-15 Senate Bill 26- Senate Hearing Testimony, 2002
Folder 16 Senate Bill 26- Correspondence and Fact Sheets, 2002
Folder 17 Senate Bill 26- House Strategy, n.d.
Folder 18 Senate Bill 26- District Attorney Memos and Amendments, 2002-2003
Folder 19 Senate Bill 26- Helfrick and Kukovich Memos, 2002-2003
Folder 20 Senate Bill 26- ACLU Memos, 2002-2004
Folder 21 Senate Bill 26- Department of Corrections Letter, 2003
Folder 22 Senate Bill 26- Clippings, 2002-2004
Folder 23 Senate Bill 26- Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty Report, 2002
Folder 24 Senate Bill 26- Support Letters, 2002-2003
Folder 25 Senate Bill 26- Opposition Letters, 2002-2004
Folder 26 Senate Bill 26- Bill in Senate, 2002
Folder 27 Senate Bill 26- Fact Sheets and Pamphlets, 2002
Folder 28 Senate Bill 26- Notes, n.d.
Folder 29 Senate Bill 26- Letter about a Mentally Retarded Death Row Inmate, 2003
Folder 30 Death Penalty Moratorium Bill and Overview, 1999
Folder 31 Death Penalty Moratorium Senate Hearing, 2000
Folder 32 Senate Hearing Supporting Papers, 2000
Folder 33 Death Penalty Moratorium Strategy and Testimonies, 2000
Folder 34 Hearing Testimony on Racism in Sentencing, 2000
Folder 35 Response Report on Racism in Sentencing, 2000
Folder 36 Pro-Death Penalty Testimony, 2000
Folder 37 Voices of Innocence Rally Tour Materials, 2002
Folder 38 Voices of Innocence Tour Press Coverage, 2002
Folder 39 Correspondence Relating Personal Experiences with Death Penalty, 1997-2000
Folder 40 Innocence Appeals Correspondence, 2000-2002

Box 11
Folder 1 Correspondence from Religious Institutions, 1989-2001
Folder 2 Non-Religious Correspondence in Support of Moratorium, 1997-2001
Folder 3 Reports on the Financial Aspects of the Death Penalty, 1994-2000
Folder 4 American Bar Association Death Penalty Stance, 1997
Folder 5 Death Penalty General Facts, 1999-2001
Folder 6 Opinion Research Poll on Death Penalty, 2001
Folder 7 Death Penalty for Juveniles Bills, 1987-2003
Folder 8 Female Death Row Inmates Report, 1996
Folder 9 Videotaped Confessions Report, 2002
Folder 10 Death Row Prisoner Misconduct Reports and Clippings, 2000-2001
Folder 11 Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct, 2001
Folder 12 Death Penalty Clippings General, 1995-2003
Folder 13 Death Penalty Articles, 1987-2001
Folder 14 Death Penalty Notes, n.d.
Folder 15 Earned Time Bills, 1987, 1989
Folder 16 House Hearing on Earned Time, 1987
Folder 17 Earned Time Reports, 1987
Folder 18 General Earned Time Correspondence, 1987-1989
Folder 19 Pennsylvania Prison Society Correspondence, 1987-1989
Folder 20 Earned Time Clippings, 1989-1990
Folder 21 Witness Competency Bill and Supporting Documents, 1989-1993
Folder 22 Operation Outward Reach Pamphlets and Reports, 1995-2000
Folder 23 Operation Outward Reach Press Releases, 1998
Folder 24 Operation Outward Reach Correspondence, 1997-1999
Folder 25 House Resolution to Investigate Hate Crimes, 1995
Folder 26 Hate Crimes Research, 1994-1997
Folder 27 Letter to House Democrats about Hearing, 1995
Folder 28 Militia Testimonies, 1995
Folder 29 Kukovich Tolerance Meeting with Faith Leaders, 1998
Folder 30 Faith Leaders' Hate Crime Correspondence and Memos, 1998-2000
Folder 31 Faith Leaders Articles, 1999-2000
Folder 32 Anti-Mask Legislation, 1997
Folder 33 Civil Rights Expansion Bill, 2001
Folder 34 Civil Rights Expansion Bill Research, 1997-2000
Folder 35 Civil Rights Expansion Media, 1997-2002
Folder 36 Correspondence with Pennsylvania Lesbian and Gay Task Force, 1998-2001
Folder 37 Civil Rights Expansion Correspondence, 1998-2000
Folder 38 Civil Rights Expansion Correspondence, 2002-2003
Folder 39-40 Litigation to Overturn the Civil Rights Expansion Act, 2003
Folder 41 Religious Freedom Protection Act Correspondence and Clippings, 2002
Folder 42 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Bill, 1983-1993