September 17, 2020

The Philadelphia Tribune: Renée Cardwell Hughes - September 15, 2020

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to the Sentencing Project, a public policy and advocacy organization, there are 2.2 million people in the nation’s prisons a...

September 14, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Danese Kenon - September 11, 2020

At most news organizations, mugshots are a default companion to many crime stories. The Inquirer has been no different, routinely publishing dozens of police booking photos a year.

That is no longer the case. T...

September 14, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Madusa Carter - September 9, 2020

As an organizer, I often work with people who are incarcerated. On a regular day, they face huge challenges. But in recent weeks, I’ve heard especially troubling stories about lack of PPE, soap, and health car...

September 8, 2020

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September 11th; 10am -11:30am

Since 2016, the MacArthur Foundation has supported Philadelphia's efforts to reduce Philadelphia’s jail population and reduce racial, ethnic, and economic disparities in the criminal justice system.

The Philadelphia Macarthur Sa...

September 3, 2020

Politico: Emily Mooney - September 1, 2020 

Dyjuan Tatro grew up in a poor neighborhood in Albany, N.Y., where gunshots were common and education inaccessible. Around 10th grade, Dyjuan dropped out and was selling drugs. A few years later, when he was 20, he was involve...

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...

August 21, 2020

Mic: Ray Levy-Uyeda: August 17, 2020

On Monday evening, as Americans tune in to watch the first night of the Democratic National Convention, about 2 million people likely won't be able to watch at all, because they're incarcerated. And in addition to lacking the ability...

August 13, 2020

Juvenile Law Center is recruiting Youth Advocates for their Youth Fostering Change and Juveniles for Justice groups in the Youth Advocacy Program. Juvenile Law Center’s Youth Advocacy Program creates opportunities for youth in the child welfare and justice systems to l...

July 15, 2020

The Philadelphia Tribune: Elizabeth Hardison - July 1, 2020

All it took was a chaotic run-in with a bootleg CD vendor for police to arrest K. Robinson in a Philadelphia grocery store years ago. The incident didn’t result in a criminal conviction, but it still dogged the...

July 8, 2020

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Emily Herrick & Caroline Bauer - June 26, 2020

In the United States, the criminal justice system is one of many public institutions whose workings span multiple jurisdictions. If you’ve been arrested and served jail time, it’s not unco...

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