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November 27, 2019

Lindsey Stroud - November 26, 2019

Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.

As several states a...

November 27, 2019

Fruits of the Family Table, FOTFT is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit who aims to restore the family unit, by addressing the areas of substance use disorders, parenting, senior care and (re)integration, with the use of therapeutic services, education, community events, mentorship a...

November 26, 2019

The CJI FreeHer Fund is requesting proposals from eligible grassroots organizations led by women and girls working to end mass criminalization and incarceration of women and girls. CJI’s FreeHer Funding Circle is a partnership with The National Council of Currently and...

November 22, 2019

Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention Pitches Its Social Safety Net to Community Members

Nigel Thompson - November 19, 2019

On Nov. 18, some 30 community members from across the city gathered at the Philadelphia Corporation for...

November 22, 2019

Coalition Aims to Support People Who Are Arrested

Afea Tucker - November 20, 2019

The Defender Association of Philadelphia launched its Pre-Entry Coalition initiative at the Bonnell Auditorium at Community College of Philadelphia on Thursday.

The coalition is a network of...

November 22, 2019

He Spent 27 Years in Prison Making Murals He’d Never See Finished. Now, He’s the Philly DA’s Artist-In-Residence.

Samantha Melamed - November 21, 2019

For nearly two decades, James Hough painted sections of murals that would splash color, bold imagery and messages of res...

November 20, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Reform PA Probation System

Ron Southwick - November 18, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf is urging lawmakers to revamp Pennsylvania’s probation system so that people can get a fair chance at improving their lives.

The issue of probation reform has gaine...

November 19, 2019

Katie Meyer - November 18, 2019

Conditions in state prison are changing dramatically for the 136 people sitting on death row in Pennsylvania, thanks to a settlement the Department of Corrections made Monday with the American Civil Liberties and several other inmates’ ri...

November 19, 2019

‘Punishment Should Not be Endless.’ Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Reform Probation.

Ron Southwick - November 18, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf is urging lawmakers to revamp Pennsylvania’s probation system so that people can get a fair chance at improving their lives...

November 18, 2019

Samantha Melamad - November 18, 2019

Tyreek Dekeyser has been home from prison just 13 months, so he still remembers how it felt to receive letters and photographs from the outside — or, more often, not to receive them.

That’s why Dekeyser, who goes by Reek, keeps a hand...

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