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December 5, 2019

Prisons Neglect Pregnant Women In Their Healthcare Policies

This past August, released surveillance footage showed 26-year-old Diana Sanchez alerting Denver County Jail deputies and medical staff that she was in labor just hours before she gave birth to her son, alone i...

November 6, 2019

Bringing a Data-Driven and Public Health Approach to the DA's Office

Philadelphia's District Attorney, Larry Krasner, has been recognized for reinventing the role of prosecutor into a leading champion of criminal justice reform in the United States. Throughout his 30 ye...

October 11, 2019

U.S. Prison Population Trends: Massive Buildup and Modest Decline

By year end 2017, 1.4 million people were imprisoned in the United States, a decline of 7% since the prison population reached its peak level in 2009. This follows a nearly 700% growth in the prison popul...

October 4, 2019

Using and Sharing Data Across Health, Human Services and Justice Systems

Counties across the country are building collaborative partnerships to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. Despite the progress that counties have made, they still fac...

September 11, 2019

Philadelphia Census Champion Trainings

On September 17th, 38 census champion trainings will be held all across Philadelphia to prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census.

The 90-minute session is a unique, in-depth training to become a Census Champion; a trusted messenger equi...

August 27, 2019

As part of our monthly training series, Philadelphia Reentry Coalition hosted a training by researchers from Drexel, Temple, and the PA Department of Corrections earlier this month. The training focused on the best practices involved in building and sustaining effectiv...

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...

August 19, 2019

Reentry Coalition Releases Report on the Landscape of Reentry Services in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has released our long awaited report, “Philadelphia’s Reentry Services Landscape.”  This report, co-authored by Temple University’s Department...

August 15, 2019

Why Am I Always Being Researched?: A Guidebook for Community Organizations, Researchers, and Funders

In a report titled, Why Am I Always Being Researched?, Chicago Beyonds offer ideas on how we can begin to level the playing field and reckon with unintended bias when it...

August 13, 2019

Each Night, Philly Jails Release Scores of Returning Citizens Without Returning Their IDs, Cash or Phone

Pranshu Verma - August 12, 2019

According to a new report by The Inquirer, 73% of all inmates released from Philadelphia jails from April 2017 to April 2018 — more t...

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