A federal court in New York approved a $15 million settlement in a case involving 400,000 African Americans and Latinos who were unable to get jobs as census takers for the 2010 census due to alleged problems with the U.S. Census Bureau’s procedures involving background checks.
HARRISBURG – In a case that trained a spotlight on the state’s corrections practices, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted murderer from Philadelphia who has spent nearly 37 years in solitary confinement must be transitioned into the prison’s general population.
When Haneef Salaam walked out from behind the blue curtain of the polling booth at Crestview Apartments in Wilmington Tuesday morning poll workers cheered and congratulated him. For years he couldn’t vote because he owed more than $100 in judicial fees related to drug charges, for which he served time between 1999 and 2004.
Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan, who headed police response to the papal visit and the Democratic National Convention, was honored Tuesday for his 33 years in the Philadelphia Police Department. Sullivan was one of three recipients of the Richardson Dilworth Awards, which recognize full-time, executive-branch employees.
As a retired judge, Lawrence Wood thought he’d seen all the angles, every lie a desperate man could cook up to save himself. Then a letter arrived at Wood’s West Chester office, about eight years ago, from a prisoner who’d passed the hat among inmates to help raise money to save his cellmate.