July 8, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has reopened and extended the deadline for businesses to apply for loans to August 8. The SBA has also recently relaxed its criminal history barriers for PPP assistance.

Please note, there has been a change in the criminal...

July 6, 2020

The Intercept: Natasha Lennard - July 5, 2020

When the 29-year-old parolee walked out of the New Jersey state prison where he had been incarcerated for the last six years, he felt that he had stepped “into a frozen world.” He was released on parole on March 11, as coron...

June 1, 2020

Lewis Conway - May 29, 2020

While there are many policies drafted and bills legislated, really the only components that comprise successful reentry to the community are skills, support, and shelter. Thinking about what I needed when I came home from prison looks much di...

March 10, 2020

More than a quarter of the 600,000 Americans who are reincarcerated each year are sent back to prison because they have committed “technical violations” of their terms of probation or parole—not because they have committed new crimes.

The high percentage of such violati...

February 28, 2020

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Neighborhood Resource Centers: Philadelphia is launching a citywide network of Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRCs), replicating a successful national model that seeks to reduce recidivism and incarceration rates while also providing services to justi...

December 18, 2019

Marc Levy - December 18, 2019

Pennsylvania enacted a new law Wednesday that is designed to limit the stays of lower-risk offenders in prison in its latest effort to reduce the state’s prison population and to stop first-time offenders from becoming repeat offenders.


October 18, 2019

"The Mayor of Graterford" Film Screening

A screening and dialogue exploring life without parole sentences and the realities of serving life in prison.

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and the Criminal Justice Society at Temple University welcome you to attend a fre...

October 2, 2019

‘Our Voice Still Matters’: Philly Looks to Register People on Probation and Parole to Vote

Miles Bryan - October 1, 2019

Diane Duffin pays attention to politics. She’s worried about federal funding for Medicaid and Social Security, and is skeptical of President Donald Tr...

October 1, 2019

Responding to Redemption: Reconsidering Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania with FAMM

October 1, 2019, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pennsylvania has more than 5,400 people serving life without parole sentences, and many of them are aging or ill, have rehabilitated th...

September 13, 2019

Should Gov. Wolf Release These 9 Prison Lifers? The Board of Pardons Thinks So

Samantha Melamed - September 13, 2019

Since Gov. Tom Wolf took office in 2015, he has commuted the life sentences of 11 men and women. That amounts to just 0.2% of Pennsylvania’s 5,450 prison...

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