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Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 11:30 am

Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism

"President Donald Trump’s executive order and the stalled bills in Congress to curb police misconduct are, at best, attempts to retune an instrument that was orchestrated for abuse," says guest columnist Stephen Underhill.
Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety purpose

Jun. 25, 2020 7:54 am

Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety

"From a good government point of view it is important to establish a zero-based budgeting approach to the Police Department," says guest columnist Robert Brand.
Candace McKinley: Yes, #DefundthePolice. But also #FreeThemAll and #AbolishPrisons purpose

Jun. 8, 2020 11:00 am

Candace McKinley: Yes, #DefundthePolice. But also #FreeThemAll and #AbolishPrisons

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund's lead organizer outlines three actions nonprofits should be taking to "connect the uprising’s cry for justice to dismantling the entire prison industrial complex."
Dr. Yusef Salaam: ‘If I can tell my narrative, I can get my narrative back’ purpose

Nov. 7, 2019 7:11 am

Dr. Yusef Salaam: ‘If I can tell my narrative, I can get my narrative back’

The 'Central Park Five' exonoree joined more than a dozen other individuals exonerated by the PA Innocence Project to receive Heroes of Justice awards at the Constitution Center Oct. 30.
Kneel, donate, or burn it all down? Decarceration and 5 types of justice work purpose

Sep. 3, 2019 11:00 am

Kneel, donate, or burn it all down? Decarceration and 5 types of justice work

"When Jay-Z recently suggested 'we’ve moved past kneeling' ... I wanted to ask him who was the 'we' he was referring to," says guest columnist Stephanie Keene.
Nan Feyler is the new executive director of the PA Innocence Project people

Aug. 27, 2019 3:58 pm

Nan Feyler is the new executive director of the PA Innocence Project

Feyler: "Every day an innocent person is behind bars is a travesty."
After three years of planning, Hidden Lives Illuminated is ready to premiere purpose

Aug. 1, 2019 4:00 pm

After three years of planning, Hidden Lives Illuminated is ready to premiere

The project's 20 short animated films — conceived, narrated, and animated by people incarcerated in PA correctional institutions — will be screened at Eastern State Penitentiary from Aug. 15 through Sept. 12.
PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records purpose

Jul. 2, 2019 8:06 am

PA becomes first state to institute Clean Slate law to seal old and minor criminal records

Community Legal Services believes that in the first month alone of Clean Slate, more charges will be cleared in Pennsylvania than have ever been cleared before nationwide.
There’s still time to be part of ‘Art as Resistance’ exhibit purpose

Jun. 12, 2019 4:06 pm

There’s still time to be part of ‘Art as Resistance’ exhibit

If  you create sculpture, drawings, painting, fashion or digital art exploring restorative justice and resistance, the organizers of the Institute for Community Justice exhibit want to see your work.
Larry Krasner is the Democratic pick for DA. Here’s what’s next results

May 17, 2017 2:07 pm

Larry Krasner is the Democratic pick for DA. Here’s what’s next

What the civil right attorney's win in yesterday's primary election could mean for criminal justice reform in Philadelphia.

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