crime-and-punishment

Former ‘lifers’ call on lawmakers to end ‘death by incarceration’

BY: - September 20, 2022

'Second chances doesn't mean everybody comes home, it means everybody has a chance to come home if they do the right thing,' state Sen. Sharif Street said.

Pa. House bill would provide compensation to the wrongfully imprisoned | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 30, 2022

161 people were exonerated nationwide in 2021, with each person losing an average of 11.5 years of their lives, data showed.

Most HBCU bomb threats may be coming from one juvenile, FBI official tells Congress

BY: - March 18, 2022

Ryan Young, of the Intelligence Branch at the FBI, said that the bomb threats made to HBCUs are the agency’s top priority. 

Behind bars? No problem. In Houston, people in jail can still go to the polls

BY: - March 9, 2022

'This is America and until you’re all the way convicted, you have the right to vote, so you should be able to,' one advocate said.

‘They need to be loved on’: Philly program offers youthful offenders a second chance

BY: - March 9, 2022

The Youth Aid Panel is a diversion program for first-time offenders, who face a panel of community volunteers instead of a judge.

‘We want to get answers’: SW Philly residents discuss violence near local ‘Stop and Go’

BY: - October 23, 2021

“I believe alcohol brings violence,” one resident said during the sometimes emotional meeting.

COVID-19 in Philly: Shootings continue to surge despite stay-at-home order

BY: - March 31, 2020

At least one homicide and another shooting occurred in the 12th Police District in Southwest Philadelphia.

COMMENTARY

Why Paula Peebles’ story of gun-selling cops can’t be dismissed | John N. Mitchell

BY: - February 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Imagine being surrounded 24 hours a day by uber-violent hood rats whom you know will remorselessly kill you, a family member or a loved one for snitching. Now, imagine that this is only half of the story. The other side of the coin is that your fear of some police — sworn to […]

State Inspector General charges three Harrisburg residents in food stamps fraud scheme

BY: - February 25, 2019

The state Office of Inspector General says it has charged three Harrisburg residents in a $25,000 food stamps trafficking scheme whose proceeds were used to buy inventory for their mini-market. In a statement, Inspector General Bruce R. Beemer’s office said two people, Milciades Mendoza-Jiminez and Marylenny Acosta, allegedly “conspired to buy electronic benefits cards at a […]