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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.
Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey people

Sep. 29, 2016 12:54 pm

Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey

The conversation on criminal justice reform is moving forward, but the Defender Association chief wants to see more intervention in the child welfare system.
Here’s the technology wiping criminal records at those new expungement clinics results

Sep. 29, 2016 8:07 am

Here’s the technology wiping criminal records at those new expungement clinics

Community Legal Services attorney Mike Hollander built the Expungement Generator in 2011 to streamline the process.
That recidivism technology Philadelphia is getting might not account for racist policing results

Sep. 19, 2016 9:07 am

That recidivism technology Philadelphia is getting might not account for racist policing

If it does, said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at a recent City Council hearing, it will "lose some accuracy." What do local advocates think? Technical.ly Philly reports.
Watch Bill Cobb press Hillary Clinton on the 1994 crime bill people

Sep. 13, 2016 8:19 am

Watch Bill Cobb press Hillary Clinton on the 1994 crime bill

Once on ABC and again on MSNBC.
How a dog, a dream and a death showed Rob Rosa life beyond bars people

Sep. 9, 2016 10:08 am

How a dog, a dream and a death showed Rob Rosa life beyond bars

Rosa was incarcerated for 12 years. Now he's the vice president of prison programs at New Leash On Life USA.
Ceciley Bradford-Jones is working toward a reentry system where providers stay in their lanes people

Sep. 8, 2016 12:49 pm

Ceciley Bradford-Jones is working toward a reentry system where providers stay in their lanes

The Center for Employment Opportunities director has a vision for a more cohesive reentry nonprofit community, free from competitive thinking.
This mother built a business around trips to see her imprisoned friends and family people

Aug. 26, 2016 8:03 am

This mother built a business around trips to see her imprisoned friends and family

Jane Hainey's at-your-door shuttle service, Duals Round Trip Transportation, takes Philadelphians to visit area prisons.
Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen people

Aug. 18, 2016 12:57 pm

Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen

Here's how the prison reform advocate wants to increase civic engagement among formerly incarcerated voters like himself.
Obama banned juvenile solitary confinement but here’s why it’s still alive and well method

Jul. 25, 2016 12:57 pm

Obama banned juvenile solitary confinement but here’s why it’s still alive and well

A new exhibition from California-based photographer Richard Ross is on display at the Free Library, where a handful of experts gathered to talk about juvenile solitary confinement reform in the U.S.