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Kenney’s Big Plan to Slash Philly’s Bloated Prison Population

A month ago, 22-year-old Kalief Browder committed suicide at his parent’s house in New York City. When Browder was 16 years old, he was charged with stealing […]

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No New Prison for Philly (for Now)

It’s official: Councilman Bobby Henon’s bill that would have paved the way for a new prison in Philadelphia is dead for the season.

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Philly Lawmakers Put Off Vote to Spend $7M on Land for New Prison

For the third time this year, Councilman Bobby Henon held a bill Thursday that would allow the city to spend more than $7 million to buy land […]


The Brief: Can Philly Reduce Its Prison Population?

1. The city won a $150,000 MacArthur Grant to tackle mass incarceration. The gist: Philadelphia is one of 20 jurisdictions that has been selected by the MacArthur Foundation to develop a plan […]

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First Photos of Teresa Giudice in Prison Surface

For the first time, the world is getting a peek into the much-less-glamorous new life of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice. The […]

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3 Reasons Mayor Nutter Shouldn’t Build That New Prison

At first glance, you can’t blame Mayor Michael Nutter for wanting to build a new prison. The House of Correction — which has an awesome […]

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Here’s Why Michael Nutter Wants $5M for New Prison Site

Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration says it wants to build a new prison to replace an outdated one that lacks such basics as air conditioning. But prisoners’ rights advocates are […]

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Muslim Inmate Sues for Religious Right to Conjugal Visits

A three-judge panel has ruled that a Muslim inmate can make the case that federal religious freedom laws allow him to conjugal visits with his multiple […]

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Jailed for Gay Play?

In Uganda, authorities would like to see gay people not only jailed, but also put to death. So in a way, British producer David Cecil […]