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When Sean Kelley, director of interpretation at Eastern State Penitentiary, stood before inmates at the Chester State Correctional Institution a year ago to ask if they wanted to […]
Protesters will visit Gov. Tom Wolf’s Philadelphia office on Tuesday — and bring hundreds of holiday cards with them. Demonstrators want to speak out against […]
With Philadelphia zeroing in on its goal to reduce the city’s overall prison population by 34 percent, Mayor Jim Kenney and Prisons Commissioner Blanche Carney […]
In a move to fulfill his campaign promises, District Attorney Larry Krasner announced on Wednesday plans for cash bail reform in Philadelphia. Speaking at a […]
Philadelphia officials have declared their intention to end cash bail in the city. In a symbolic but nonetheless historic move, City Council members passed a resolution on […]
Bethany Stewart wants you to turn up this weekend. More specifically, she wants you to “TurnUp to BailOut.” That’s the name of an event she and […]
Six correctional officers at a Montgomery County jail have been charged in two alleged assaults that investigators say took place in February. Montgomery County District […]
UPDATE: Organizers have now collected more than $18,000. This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Philly wants to give at least a dozen women – and […]
A hostage situation and standoff that lasted about 20 hours at Delaware’s largest state prison has resulted in the death of one prison guard, according […]
Pennsylvania will close two prisons by June 30th, according to a press release from the state’s Department of Corrections. “We have implemented a variety of […]
Less than one month ago Anthony Wright walked out of prison, where he had spent the previous 25 years for the 1991 rape and murder […]
A recent report by the D.C. based Sentencing Project found that New Jersey was the most racially disparate state in terms of incarceration, and Pennsylvania […]
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently announced that inmates in the state scored higher than the national average on the GED for the third year […]
Inmates sentenced as juveniles to life without parole are about to get a second chance in Philadelphia, according to a new report in the Inquirer.
There must have been a miscommunication, because Mayor Jim Kenney was clearly unhappy to see a small corps of reporters at the House of Correction […]