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January 17, 2020

Samantha Melamed - January 16, 2020

For LaTonya Myers, receiving a citation from Mayor Jim Kenney in 2018 for her work as the Defender Association of Philadelphia’s first-ever Bail Navigator felt like the moment she’d finally overcome her past — the 2011 conviction on d...

January 17, 2020

Ayana Jones - January 14, 2020

A new effort is underway to encourage companies to employ ex-offenders at a time when one in three American adults has a criminal record.

Koch Industries has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the Getting Tal...

January 6, 2020

Race as a Carceral Terrain:

Black Lives Matter Meets Reentry


Dr. Jason M. Williams will unpack the criminalizing elements of race as a broader social control mechanism. In doing so, he will introduce excerpts from a recently published special issue he edited in The Pri...

December 20, 2019

Doulas at the County Jail

Women in jail typically have limited prenatal support and return to custody soon after giving birth. One Chicago program is testing a different approach.

Sarah Conway - 12/20/19

Inside a tier reserved for pregnant women in Chicago’s Cook County J...

December 10, 2019

Formerly incarcerated individuals with barriers to re-entry and service needs following their release are subsequently more likely to experience poor physical and mental health, according to an eye-opening new Rutgers University-Camden study.

Daniel Semenza and Nathan L...

November 27, 2019

Lindsey Stroud - November 26, 2019

Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.

As several states a...

November 22, 2019

He Spent 27 Years in Prison Making Murals He’d Never See Finished. Now, He’s the Philly DA’s Artist-In-Residence.

Samantha Melamed - November 21, 2019

For nearly two decades, James Hough painted sections of murals that would splash color, bold imagery and messages of res...

November 18, 2019

Samantha Melamad - November 18, 2019

Tyreek Dekeyser has been home from prison just 13 months, so he still remembers how it felt to receive letters and photographs from the outside — or, more often, not to receive them.

That’s why Dekeyser, who goes by Reek, keeps a hand...

November 6, 2019

Transforming Justice Conference

The Transforming Justice Conference will engage in conversation on the current state of the criminal justice system to include the inequities in the system, the barriers to reintegration, and strategies for improvement. The conference wil...

October 31, 2019

‘This is About Using Our Budget Dollars Wisely’: PA. Corrections Dept. Establishes New Guidelines for Former Inmates Seeking Help

Stephen Caruso - October 30, 2019

As it tries to plug a $140 million budget hole, the state Department of Corrections has started screening i...

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