Little Scandinavia Unit Press Conference

Rep. Waxman was joined by legislative colleagues and prison-reform advocates for a press conference at the capitol to discuss State Correctional Institute (SCI) Chester's Scandinavian Unit, also known as Little Scandinavia. Little Scandinavia is a pilot project modeled after prisons in Scandinavia, where the core values are safety, transparency and innovation, with a focus on normality and reintegration into the community upon release. The unit provides a quiet environment where residents live in single-person cells with a shared kitchen surrounded by outdoor green space and plants. Waxman discussed the importance of permanently funding this unit so that it can become a fixture at state correctional facilities across Pennsylvania.

HIV Decriminalization Press Conference

Rep. Ben Waxman joined Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Sen. Vince Hughes and advocates to discuss the importance of ensuring individuals living with HIV are not charged harsher for a crime simply due to living with this virus.

February 20, 2024 - Mass Transit

The House Majority Policy Committee held a hearing, hosted by state Rep. Ben Waxman, focusing on improving public transportation.

Phila. House Delegation 2024-25 Budget Priorities

Philadelphia House Delegation leaders hold a press conference at City Hall in Philadelphia to respond to Governor Shapiro's budget proposal and discuss their priorities in the upcoming budget process.

Swearing-In Day 2023

Here you can view pictures of swearing-in day for the start of the 2023 legislative session.