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Both paragraphs above are from the LNP article, “Former public defender starts bail fund for pretrial detainees at Lancaster County Prison,” (click here).
**    So, are they there because they like jail life so much, President Judge David Ashworth? A few are there because they are charged with homicide and denied bail. But why in the world would other pretrial prisoners stay in the prison (in summer with no air conditioning) if they could afford their bail? 
     Lancaster County needs new judges!


*   A commenter sent in the below question about the “timeline” on the Davis investigation:
     Seriously. And WTF is a recorded reenactment??!!!
        I said it is bullsh*t and the police only use it when they have nothing else.
     On the left below is from an article on PennLive on the murder of Tony Torrellas (click here). He was shot four times and then DA Stedman ruled it was justified. There is a lot we don’t know about this case and we never learned the name of the man who shot and killed Torrellas but there is this:
     And the woman and her boyfriend consistently re-enacted the scene multiple times for law enforcement.
     Not only did the shooter re-enact the scene but he did it multiple times! Wow!
    On the right is from the G. Scott Davis case (click here). They needed to re-enact him shooting one bullet and hitting his two-month-old daughter in the chest killing her? Sickening.


From the June, 2017 LNP editorial, “Pennsylvania needs to move toward merit selection of statewide appellate judges,” (click here).
     The hypocrisy and lies of Representative Bryan Cutler are simply astounding.
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  1. Jenn says:

    I speak from personal experience when I say a good 75% of those pre-trial detainees are still committed at LCP due to being unable to afford bail. Those cinderblock and concrete cells are uncomfortably warm in April; I hate to think what they are like right now.
    By the way, there is no A/C on the blocks/tiers, so the men and women who are hired to babysit and hand out toilet paper, pads, and the occasional round to make sure we’re still breathing and conscious. But in all seriousness: if it’s warm and stuffy in mid-spring, I dread to think of what it is like now. And at least COs have the option to enjoy an air-conditioned-environment once their shift ends.

  2. Earl says:

    And Also………
    Earl says No Free Bail ! Just look at NYC and L.A ! You assault or rob someone, get caught and released for free. Within a week your arrested again for the very same thing!!


  3. Earl says:

    Well Becky
    In a way I agree with the re-enactment. The female and her boyfriend are separated. Then independently must walk the police through the shooting. What was said, who stood where and so on. The stories must match exactly. When you force yourself into someone’s home you get what you deserve.


  4. Anonymous says:

    Sad situation but geez LNP…

    Newport is accused of “breaking his skull”

    Who’s writing this? One of the Three Stooges?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Becky: To answer your question, there are a number of people incarcerated pre-trial because they also have a probation or parole violation that is detaining them. Hope that helps.

    • Becky says:

      What percent of the 66% do you think they make up?

      • Anonymous says:

        I really don’t know. The probation and parole department has implemented fast-track procedures for selected cases, and it appears to be successful, but it wouldn’t surprise me if as many as half of the 66% was in the category. But that is only a guess, and not necessarily an educated one!

      • Anonymous says:

        And how many of those alleged parole violations are technical violations and/or pure bullshit. PA has the highest incarceration rate of any state in the USA, which has the largest per capita incarceration rate in the world. And some of the shit is nothing more than a judge who just won’t let someone out of the system. Its all about the money. And yes, instead of uttering such a stupid comment as if he knows nothing and doesn’t care to dig deeper, the president judge has the power to turn those numbers around. And should. Pure greed, dishonesty, and politics drive EVERYTHING that occurs in Lancaster County.

        • Jenn says:

          Oh, and a Fast Track or dropping of the detainer is dependent upon the PO’s suggestion/influence/approval. And of course it’s also charge-dependent. You may be Fast Tracked for a retail theft, or a minor possession or harassment charge. But it’s doubtful if you’re on probation while committing robberies or aggravated assaults or theft of vehicles. In those cases, or if your PO is a dick, or if you yourself have not been compliant, you’re sitting until your actual sentencing date…which is often MONTHS away.

    • Jenn says:

      I’d say the ones held on detainer do to the new charge violating their conditions of parole are maybe 25 to 30 percent of the detainees stuck in LCP. As it goes, you must have your preliminary hearing before your PO decides what to do with you (violate you, which means serving a set time — recommended by the PO but ordered by the judge — either concurrent or consecutive to the time you’re hit with for the charge; release you on a Fast Track, which is essentially a verbal warning to Not Do It Again; or drop the detainer altogether).
      So imagine if you have a pre-lim that is re-scheduled abruptly because of just about anything…new charges, the appearance of a co-defendant, the judge gets sick, there are technical issues, COVID-19, etc. Suddenly your release date isn’t tomorrow or three days from now; but five days or two weeks or a month and a half. This kind of thing happens A L O T.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Outsider, dark money like Cutler’s contributions to Craig Stedman’s campaign for judge after Stedman let Cutler’s relative get away with murdering his baby? Or the management of Stedman’s campaign for judge by Scott Martin after Stedman let Martin’s sister get away with murdering her husband and baby? That is not outsider but it is friggin’ dark. Dark as Hell. And downright incestuous.

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