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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.
A civil rights lawyer with a priority to decarcerate has entered Philly’s DA race people

Feb. 9, 2017 6:03 pm

A civil rights lawyer with a priority to decarcerate has entered Philly’s DA race

Civil rights lawyer Lawrence Krasner wants to decarcerate, axe the death penalty and reform the bail system.
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.
Work can keep Chris Catona out of prison. His past won’t let him keep a job people

Jan. 27, 2017 12:57 pm

Work can keep Chris Catona out of prison. His past won’t let him keep a job

Catona sold weed to feed his heroin addiction and went to prison. He worked, got clean, went to school and learned to train dogs. Yet, he can't keep a job to save his life — literally.
Philly reentry advocate Bill Cobb is heading to the ACLU people

Jan. 26, 2017 10:16 am

Philly reentry advocate Bill Cobb is heading to the ACLU

The Redeemed founder and Defender Association board member is now a deputy director with the organization's Campaign for Smart Justice.
This nonprofit is recording an album of songs written by Graterford inmates purpose

Jan. 5, 2017 12:49 pm

This nonprofit is recording an album of songs written by Graterford inmates

Meet Songs in the Key of Free, a fledgling organization that has partnered with the Curtis Institute and Mural Arts to bring Graterford its first music program in 10 years.

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