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Let the LRC know — It’s time to end prison gerrymandering purpose

Aug. 19, 2021 2:35 pm

Let the LRC know — It’s time to end prison gerrymandering

Prison gerrymandering is the practice of counting incarcerated people as residents of their cells instead of their hometowns. It isn't equitable and it isn't legal, says guest columnist Brenda Marrero.
Mass bailout draws attention to health risks, poor conditions for those held on unaffordable bail purpose

Dec. 15, 2020 9:40 am

Mass bailout draws attention to health risks, poor conditions for those held on unaffordable bail

The DA, Mayor and First Judicial District have "refused to release most of the people trapped in their deadly jails, with no court dates in sight," PCBF says. On Saturday, the org spent around $250,000 to bail out as many as they could.
Candace McKinley: ‘We have all the tools we need to start building and collectively funding the alternatives to police’ purpose

Oct. 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Candace McKinley: ‘We have all the tools we need to start building and collectively funding the alternatives to police’

In this Q & A, the lead organizer of the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund talks about posting bail for last night's protesters, how small businesses are in the same boat as looters, and what we all need to get about this police violence.
As the coronavirus rages in prisons, ethical issues of crime and punishment become more compelling purpose

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.
Candace McKinley: Yes, #DefundthePolice. But also #FreeThemAll and #AbolishPrisons purpose

Jun. 8, 2020 11:00 am

Candace McKinley: Yes, #DefundthePolice. But also #FreeThemAll and #AbolishPrisons

Philadelphia Community Bail Fund's lead organizer outlines three actions nonprofits should be taking to "connect the uprising’s cry for justice to dismantling the entire prison industrial complex."
No showers or mail: This is what the Pennsylvania prison lockdown was like for inmates results

Sep. 20, 2018 12:45 pm

No showers or mail: This is what the Pennsylvania prison lockdown was like for inmates

A Philadelphia man incarcerated at SCI Huntingdon shares his experience: "Just because I lost my rights of freedom, that doesn't mean I should lose my rights as a human being."
Americans want fewer prisoners. What’s art have to do with it? results

Nov. 14, 2017 12:05 pm

Americans want fewer prisoners. What’s art have to do with it?

A unique year-old pilot music program inside Pennsylvania’s largest prison needs funding to keep going. Its early success and relationship with the state offers a look inside our appetite for — and the limits of — a new kind of criminal justice reform.
Here’s how Philly is doing so far in reducing its prison population results

Jun. 13, 2017 11:23 am

Here’s how Philly is doing so far in reducing its prison population

Programs implemented since the city received millions in funds toward this initiative have contributed to a decrease from more than 8,000 in 2015 to 6,604 at the end of May.
Larry Krasner is the Democratic pick for DA. Here’s what’s next results

May 17, 2017 2:07 pm

Larry Krasner is the Democratic pick for DA. Here’s what’s next

What the civil right attorney's win in yesterday's primary election could mean for criminal justice reform in Philadelphia.
The penal system is failing deaf inmates. Here’s what advocacy groups are doing about it results

Mar. 17, 2017 12:26 pm

The penal system is failing deaf inmates. Here’s what advocacy groups are doing about it

Across the country and in Philadelphia, there is ample evidence that police departments and prisons do not provide adequate resources for deaf inmates.

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