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10 things you should know about reentry in Philadelphia purpose

Jan. 31, 2017 12:41 pm

10 things you should know about reentry in Philadelphia

The people, facts and figures — and why it's a good thing there's no “face of reentry” in Philly.
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.
Slate takes a look at Pa.’s troubled history of wrongful convictions results

Oct. 12, 2016 11:43 am

Slate takes a look at Pa.’s troubled history of wrongful convictions

The system is broken.
This Penn study reveals more bad news about the impacts of time spent incarcerated results

Aug. 22, 2016 3:03 pm

This Penn study reveals more bad news about the impacts of time spent incarcerated

Can't make bail? That's time in jail before your trial — and a 30 percent higher chance of committing a more serious felony upon release.
Why taxpayers should care about Philly’s $3.5M MacArthur grant funding

Apr. 14, 2016 8:22 am

Why taxpayers should care about Philly’s $3.5M MacArthur grant

The grant will fund a plan to reduce the prison population by 34 percent. That's 2,380 people currently in jail and not in jobs.
This pair of Pa. bills would help ex-offenders find gainful employment results

Apr. 13, 2016 2:27 pm

This pair of Pa. bills would help ex-offenders find gainful employment

Two identical "Clean Slate" bills were just introduced in the state Senate and House with bipartisan support.
Eastern State Penitentiary wants to know how you <em>really</em> feel about mass incarceration method

Apr. 4, 2016 2:58 pm

Eastern State Penitentiary wants to know how you really feel about mass incarceration

The museum has commissioned an interactive digital questionnaire that prompts visitors to choose one of four rationales for why prisons exist.
The city’s new fair hiring law is a big deal. Here’s why results

Mar. 16, 2016 12:35 pm

The city’s new fair hiring law is a big deal. Here’s why

Ban the Box is a big step in the right direction, but there's still lots of work to be done.
Protests in Harrisburg Call for Increased Commutation for Lifers results

Sep. 3, 2014 3:18 pm

Protests in Harrisburg Call for Increased Commutation for Lifers

‘ Protesters gathered on the steps of the rotunda in the Capital Building The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons voted on Thursday, August 28, not to grant Avis Lee, who has been imprisoned since she was a teenager, a chance to reduce her sentence of life without parole through the commutation process. Friends and supporters of […]
Decarcerate PA: Anti-Prison Advocacy Group Three Years In results

May 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Decarcerate PA: Anti-Prison Advocacy Group Three Years In

Pennsylvania’s prison population has risen rapidly for decades, but it wasn’t until a plan was released in 2011 to build three new prisons, and expand nine others, that Decarcerate PA decided something had to be done. “There’s been dramatic prison growth in Pennsylvania, especially since 1980,” said Layne Mullett, co-founder of Decarcerate PA, a volunteer-drive advocacy […]

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