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August 11, 2020

2020 has brought some unique challenges - in the year of COVID - one of which has been the impact it has had on our ability to provide in-person Reentry Job Fairs at the State Correctional Institutions (SCIs) across the state.  

In order to continue to meet the nee...

July 15, 2020

The Philadelphia Tribune: Elizabeth Hardison - July 1, 2020

All it took was a chaotic run-in with a bootleg CD vendor for police to arrest K. Robinson in a Philadelphia grocery store years ago. The incident didn’t result in a criminal conviction, but it still dogged the...

June 25, 2020

PennLive: Charles Thompson - June 24, 2020

A bill aimed at helping people with past criminal records find open doors to work in occupations directly regulated by the state received final passage in the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Wednesday and is now headed to Gov....

May 29, 2020

Christie Thompson - May 26, 2020

Michael Albuja had only been in Illinois state prison for 18 months when he came home April 28, hoping to pick up his life where he left off. But he returned to Chicago’s Northside missing something small but crucial: photo identificatio...

May 21, 2020

Cary Aspinwall, Keri Blankinger and Joseph Neff - May 14, 2020

Melissa Ann Horn’s name appeared over and over in court records and jail blotters in the rural Virginia county where she was born, and where she was arrested for crimes related to her struggles wit...

April 30, 2020

Elizabeth Hardison - April 28, 2020

Dozens of people hoping to have their lengthy sentences cut short will have to wait indefinitely to plead their cases before Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, whose members have decided not to conduct interviews or cast votes remotely...

April 27, 2020

After the coronavirus erupted behind bars in late March, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered officials running federal prisons to “immediately maximize” the release of prisoners to home confinement to prevent the spread of the virus. In a much-publicized letter,...

April 27, 2020

Like millions of other small business owners facing the financial weight of the coronavirus pandemic, Vincent Bragg saw the federal government's Payroll Protection Program as a potential lifeline.

But the fifth question on the loan application immediately disqualif...

April 27, 2020

Christian Hetrick - April 27, 2020

Hundreds of Philadelphians may be locked out of their bank accounts and could lose their federal coronavirus stimulus checks to creditors and debt collectors, cutting them off from funds they may need to pay rent and buy groceries duri...

April 17, 2020

Katelyn Newman - April 15, 2020

On March 30, Dennis McLees swapped his stint in a correctional facility for quarantine in his daughter Ashley Stack's home, hunkering down with her, his son-in-law and his 15-month-old grandson during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a...

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