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July 1, 2020

PEW: Michael Ollove - July 1, 2020

COVID-19 has raged throughout U.S. jails and prisons, where people live together in close quarters and there is little opportunity for social distancing, a lack of basic sanitary supplies and high rates of chronic disease.

While inmates...

May 21, 2020

Join Penn Public Health for the first seminar in our webinar series that highlights the implications of COVID-19 on communities of color.

Penn Public Health is hosting a 3-part webinar series entitled “Inequities and COVID-19: The Disproportionate Impact on Communities...

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,...

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...

June 27, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

While men compromise the overwhelming proportion of people in prison for life, the number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 w...

June 18, 2019

Probation and parole are designed to lower prison populations and help people succeed in the community. New data show they are having the opposite effect.

Until now, national data regarding the impact of probation violations on prison populations have been unavailable,...

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 - PHENND

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals for Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization Program

Through a broad set of investments collectively called Forward Promise, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation works to expand and promote the...

April 15, 2019

"Here at AL DIA, we’ve put our passion for building, thriving, multicultural communities to work by developing the city’s first career fair focused on workforce equity.

For the 18th consecutive year, AL DIA is welcoming partnerships with local companies to connect...

April 4, 2019

The 2019 StartupPHL Venture Program is designed to support startup companies run by entrepreneurs from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This grant program provides funding for technology or technology-enabled ventures that may not have access to trad...

March 19, 2019

March 14, 2019, Michael D'Onofrio - The Philadelphia Tribune

Philadelphia’s hometown rapper Meek Mill brought his message of criminal justice reform to City Hall Thursday.

And City Council responded by honoring Mill with a proclamation designating Friday through Sunday a...

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