Criminal Justice

In Lancaster, criminal justice reform advocates say $1M bail was meant to ‘punish or...

The groups, Lancaster Stands Up, SafeHouse Lancaster, Green Dreamz, ACLU PA, and the Lancaster NAACP, denounced what they described as a “broken criminal justice system.” 

Pgh cop under investigation for misconduct is one the city’s highest-paid employees

Officer Paul Abel Jr. made $156,106 in total compensation last year, records showed. That's more than Mayor Bill Peduto's salary.

With overdoses on the rise during the pandemic, Pa. law is moving in the...

COVID-19 is exacerbating the opioid epidemic. Arrest is not the answer. Prosecution is not the answer. We need to do better.

Report: Lancaster protesters held on $1M bond in wake of police shooting

The eight protesters are facing felony riot, arson and vandalism charges, according to a report by LancasterOnline. 

Inmates sue Allegheny County Jail, alleging inadequate mental health care and ‘dehumanizing’ conditions

The lawsuit contends that jail staff have used tasers, pepper spray, and restraint chains for inmates requesting mental health care.

Pittsburgh Steelers will display Antwon Rose Jr.’s name on helmets for whole season

And his name will be there for the whole season, a decision the entire team came together to make.

Powers of Philly’s proposed police oversight commission remain unknown

City voters will decide whether to form a citizen police oversight commission in November amid protests over police killings of Black men.

IT problem derails Pa. Pardons Board votes on commutations; deliberations expected to resume Thursday

The Board of Pardons heard dozens of clemency requests on Tuesday and Wednesday from people hoping to have their criminal records expunged.

Central Pennsylvania DA faces calls for resignation over Kenosha-related social media post

A central Pennsylvania prosecutor is facing calls for his resignation over a Facebook post that he says is being blown out of proportion.On Sunday, Cumberland County's elected district attorney, Republican Skip Ebert, responded to...

Philly Urban League launches reentry program for the formerly incarcerated

"You have to give individuals the opportunity to be self-reliant ... and how they do that is through jobs and employment,” an advocate said.