October 31, 2019

‘This is About Using Our Budget Dollars Wisely’: PA. Corrections Dept. Establishes New Guidelines for Former Inmates Seeking Help

Stephen Caruso - October 30, 2019

As it tries to plug a $140 million budget hole, the state Department of Corrections has started screening i...

September 19, 2019

After Prison, More Punishment

Tracy Jan - September 3, 2019

He had spent 17 of his 46 years behind bars, locked in a pattern of addiction and crime that led to 16 prison terms. Now, Meko Lincoln pushed a cart of cleaning supplies at the reentry house to which he had been...

September 9, 2019

A New Risk Assessment Tool for Sentencing in PA Criminal Cases—Reform or More Harm? | Opinion

Laurel Gift - September 7, 2019

On September 5, 2019, the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing adopted a Sentence Risk Assessment Instrument that has been subject to harsh crit...

August 26, 2019

Arrest, Release, Repeat:

How Police and Jails Are Misused to Respond to Social Problems

"Police and jails are supposed to promote public safety. Increasingly, however, law enforcement is called upon to respond punitively to medical and economic problems unrelated to publ...

July 26, 2019

June 29, 2019, Tara Law - Time Magazine

The Pennsylvania senate’s state budget negotiations descended into chaos on Wednesday when lawmakers and activists clashed over the elimination of a cash assistance program for the state’s neediest people.

The PA General Assistance...

July 15, 2019

The Finery Laser Tattoo Removal To Celebrate National Tattoo Removal Day by Spotlighting Ink Program Wednesday, August 14th 2019 is National Tattoo Removal Day. In celebration of this day, we are showcasing our INK Program and will begin treatment for newly enrolled pa...

July 15, 2019

The National Reentry Resource Center

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation is soliciting letters of inquiry (LOI) for projects that aim to make a substantial difference in the lives of incarcerated men and women after they have completed their sentences. The deadlin...

July 9, 2019

July 2, 2019,  Bobbi Booker - Generocity

Individuals with criminal records often encounter barriers to  work, decent housing and have a higher recidivism rate — and approximately 77 million Americans have a criminal record.

On Friday, June 28, Pennsylvania became the fir...

July 9, 2019

June 26, 2019 - Andrea Cipriano - The Crime Report

Brian Ferguson, director for the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs, has a simple answer to anyone who wonders why ordinary Americans should care about programs aimed at helping the formerl...

July 9, 2019

July 3, 2019, Michael Tanenbaum - The Philadelphia Inquirer

A new policy implemented by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will eliminate fines and fees for indigent defendants, placing a greater focus on ensuring payment of restitution in cases involving vict...

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