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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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