Pennsylvania DNA law

Pennsylvania DNA testing bills signed into law!

We did it! On Tuesday, November 13th, Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that fix Pennsylvania’s broken DNA testing law and will greatly improve the ability of innocent people to get access to justice. This is all because you voiced your support- your calls, tweets, and emails made all the difference! Thank you for being a part of this great change!

  • SB 915 gives people more time to file a petition in court when new evidence of innocence is uncovered.
  • SB 916 allows those who pleaded guilty or who are no longer under state supervision to request DNA testing to prove their innocence, and enables testing when newer technology becomes available.
A huge thank you to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, Representative Tedd Nesbit and Representative Joanna McClinton for their leadership in the House, and Senator Stewart Greenleaf for championing this legislation in the Senate.
We are gearing up to make more change across the country in the upcoming year.  Find out more here and sign up in the above form to become a part of the team!
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Photo/video courtesy of Pennsylvania Innocence Project/Malady & Wooten, LLP

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