Jun. 29, 2021 9:35 am
Dennis and Lee Horton say their own grief and trauma helped them to help others
"Police are trained to pull a gun. We need people trained to deal with people in crisis. And we know it works because we’ve done it on the inside," say the brothers, who are Certified Peer Specialists and Wellness Recovery and Action Plan facilitators.
Jan. 22, 2021 9:26 am
COVID is ravaging the incarcerated. Where are the solutions?
Despite all the usual measures to reduce the spread of COVID in congregate settings — mask wearing, social distancing, increased sanitizing, lock downs — Secretary of the Department of Corrections John Wetzel reports that the number of incarcerated people who are infected is increasing.
Nov. 25, 2020 7:30 am
Harnessing the private sector to reform the criminal justice system
Chris Bentley writes about investment decisions that can influence long-term justice system reform in this guest column from ImpactPHL.
Aug. 17, 2020 1:44 pm
As the coronavirus rages in prisons, ethical issues of crime and punishment become more compelling
With 29 deaths for every 100,000 inmates, New Jersey has the highest COVID-19-related death rate in the nation.
Aug. 4, 2020 2:30 pm
Opinion: Governor Wolf — free the vulnerable people you promised to release
Those who are incarcerated are unable to social distance, are denied cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment — and in PA, 25% of all those incarcerated are over 50, says Lulu Obaditch in her op-ed.
Aug. 4, 2020 11:30 am
Assets no more: Racial justice risks in municipal bonds
As a bondholder, you have a fiduciary responsibility to be aware of the risks related to revenue-motivated policing. As a citizen, you have a right to demand justice and equity from your municipality.
Dec. 24, 2019 6:30 am
Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns
In his most recent think piece, guest columnist Andrew Huff encourages emergency shelters to begin reformulating their disciplinary protocols to align with restorative justice practices.
Dec. 2, 2019 3:21 pm
It takes a city: Dispatch from a two-month-old social enterprise
Tess Hart, the co-founder and CEO of Triple Bottom Brewing, writes about taking the time to reach beyond traditional recruiting practices to develop a work culture that is inclusive and welcoming.
Oct. 2, 2019 12:25 pm
Rethinking disciplinary power in shelter
In emergency shelters, disciplinary power has traditionally been one-dimensional. But that has to change, says guest columnist Andrew Huff.
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.