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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.
Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II purpose

Apr. 10, 2019 11:00 am

Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II

Guest columnists Eric Hartman and Stephanie Keene trace the 100-year history of exclusion and racism in Philadelphia, which they say explains today's poverty and life expectancy gaps. Part II of a two-part story.
A big coalition of activists is pushing Philly’s DA candidates further left purpose

Mar. 31, 2017 12:52 pm

A big coalition of activists is pushing Philly’s DA candidates further left

Media Mobilizing Project, Project HOME, Color of Change, the ACLU and more have come together to organize for a "just district attorney."
How this federal ‘family only’ prison policy is playing out in Philly purpose

Dec. 13, 2016 8:08 am

How this federal ‘family only’ prison policy is playing out in Philly

Prison visits are proven to reduce recidivism rates, but a new federal policy is keeping inmates from their loved ones. Philly criminal defense attorney Dana Bazelon explains how for Vox.
Bill Cobb is now on the board of the Defender Association people

Dec. 12, 2016 10:25 am

Bill Cobb is now on the board of the Defender Association

The nonprofit founder brings important perspective as a reentrant and advocate for the rights of returning citizens.
A suit company wants to turn Philly inmates into artisan tailors purpose

Oct. 28, 2016 12:55 pm

A suit company wants to turn Philly inmates into artisan tailors

Hong Kong-based Bonham Strand is launching in Philadelphia, spearheaded by Penn grad and social entrepreneur Jong Lee.
Pa.’s first step toward nixing life without parole could be taken this week method

Oct. 17, 2016 11:58 am

Pa.’s first step toward nixing life without parole could be taken this week

In Pa., being sentenced to life without parole is equivalent to being sentenced to death. This Tuesday, a coalition of advocates will rally in Harrisburg to support reforms once deemed nonviable.
This youth advocate is leaving the charter school she ‘grew with’ to build something new people

Oct. 10, 2016 11:05 am

This youth advocate is leaving the charter school she ‘grew with’ to build something new

After 21 years with YouthBuild, Simran Sidhu is leaving the organization to head up a new, "different type" of youth org that will involve programming, funding or a mix of both.
How the Free Library is helping incarcerated parents spend quality time with their kids method

Oct. 7, 2016 8:08 am

How the Free Library is helping incarcerated parents spend quality time with their kids

For the past six months, the library's "Stories Alive" program has helped nearly 40 incarcerated parents spend an hour reading with their kids via video conference.
It’s been a good week for these GoodCompany Ventures alums results

Oct. 6, 2016 8:03 am

It’s been a good week for these GoodCompany Ventures alums

The Guardian took a look at Chicago-based prison education startup Edovo, and Pittsburgh-based eco-retailer Thread partnered with three big brands.

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