September 15, 2020

Prison Policy Initiative: Wanda Bertram - September 2, 2020

The very same obstacles that make it hard for people released from prison to succeed — homelessness, a lack of transportation, barriers to healthcare, and more — also make it harder to stay safe from the corona...

September 1, 2020

Economy League: Pardons as an Economic Investment Strategy - April 2020

Individuals who encounter the criminal justice system are, in many ways, permanently bound to and even defined by their criminal records. From being prohibited from living in public housing, to losi...

September 1, 2020

PLSE: Pardons and Public Safety - August 2020

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) announced the results of the ten-year examination it has conducted into whether applicants for pardon, successful and not, go on to commit crimes that raise public safety concern...

May 1, 2020

A new study from researchers at Montclair State University shows that approximately 1.14% of people who were sentenced to life in prison as juveniles in Philadelphia and later released were convicted of another crime later.

“This study confirms what we already knew from...

March 9, 2020

As Pennsylvania’s independent prison monitor, we work to stop abuse and trauma. The Prison Monitoring Director is responsible for all of the Society’s work monitoring county and state correctional facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Supported by field organizers and a...

January 31, 2020

The Department of Criminal Justice at Temple is seeking to hire a part-time research assistant to provide research support for an innovative violence reduction strategy taking place in Philadelphia. 

The primary goal of the project is to support the data collection and...

January 31, 2020

PCCD has released the 2019/2020 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Initiatives Funding 2019-2020 Competitive JAG Solicitation. PCCD is accepting proposals of up to $150,000 in year one, with eligibility for renewal of up to 70% in year two. These prop...

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...

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