Dana DiFilippo is a reporter for the New Jersey Monitor, a sibling site of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. She formerly worked at WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR station, and the Philadelphia Daily News, a paper known for exposing corruption and holding public officials accountable. Prior to that, she worked at newspapers in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and suburban Philadelphia and has freelanced for various local and national magazines, newspapers and websites. She lives in Central Jersey with her husband, a photojournalist, and their two children.
As New Jersey’s prison population grays, calls grow for ‘geriatric parole’
By: Dana DiFilippo - May 23, 2023
1 in 5 people behind bars in the Garden State's state prisons are older than 50. The cost of their care is soaring.
What hazardous materials travel on trains around New Jersey? It’s a secret
By: Dana DiFilippo - March 22, 2023
The Association of American Railroads lists 18 pages of hazardous materials transported by rail around the country.
N.J. lawmakers propose eliminating the cost of calls for incarcerated people
By: Dana DiFilippo - February 27, 2023
Reformers have long called on policymakers to reduce the cost of communications in correctional facilities.
New Jersey races to meet expedited deadline to distribute water assistance — or lose it
By: Dana DiFilippo - February 8, 2023
Pa. could be a downstream beneficiary of the federal funding if Garden State officials fail to act.
N.J. lawmakers pass bill to make ‘sextortion’ a crime
By: Dana DiFilippo - February 5, 2023
TRENTON, N.J. — Using sexual images to extort victims could soon become a crime in New Jersey after lawmakers in the Senate unanimously passed legislation last week to criminalize “sextortion.” Sextortion can involve someone hacking into a person’s computer or phone to steal sexual material and threaten to distribute it, or coercing a victim into taking […]