More prison admissions, far steeper sentences

Generations of Philadelphia families are incarcerated together

Cintron Sr.’s own father wasn’t around when he was a kid in Puerto Rico. He came to Philadelphia at 15 in search of opportunities, and found gang life. “When I fight the leader,” he said, in English learned in prison, “I become the leader of the gang.”

This month: Trauma-informed teaching, Malcom Jenkins reports, looking back at our events and more

• Here we’re not outcasts: A three-part series on Pa.’s Lakeside School and innovative approaches to trauma-informed education

• Parole and Probation Reform Is Bigger Than Meek Mill

• MALCOLM JENKINS’ CRIMINAL JUSTICE SEASON: Profiling Frontline Dads

• Tell your friends! You can watch The Reentry Blueprint on cable and online

• MALCOLM JENKINS’ CRIMINAL JUSTICE SEASON: Profiling The Center for Returning Citizens and Why Not Prosper

• Navigating Reentry After Prison? There’s an App For That

• MALCOLM JENKINS’ CRIMINAL JUSTICE SEASON: Profiling Mothers in Charge

• Watch it one more time: The Reentry Blueprint

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The Reentry Project Monthly:
January, 2018

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Cities could benefit from rewarding good behavior with shorter sentences

Parole and Probation Reform Is Bigger Than Meek Mill

Ron Bond’s troubles started, but didn’t end, with his drinking. This July, the 49-year-old construction worker celebrated five years of sobriety, but he still feels the repercussions of his addiction every day. He lives a generally peaceful life with his wife, son and two dogs in a quaint residential neighborhood in Columbia, Missouri, a college town about two hours west of St.

Sentence becomes rallying point for criminal justice reform

Jay-Z criticizes sentencing of local rapper Meek Mill during concert at Wells Fargo Center

Since being sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating his probation, Meek Mill has become the face of prison reform in Philadelphia and has received support from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including the king of hip-hop, Jay-Z.

A Pennsylvania mother struggles to transition after years of incarceration

Redina’s story: A mother’s troubled journey home from prison

Listen 29:15 This story also can be experienced as a radio documentary. To listen, click the play button above or download the podcast of this special Nov. 27, 2017 episode of WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. The story was reported and produced by Katie Colaneri, edited by Sandra Clark and Eugene Sonn.

City much more likely to send probationers back to prison

The problem with probation in Philadelphia: ‘This thing is bigger than Meek Mill’

The news of Meek Mill, imprisoned since last week for violating his probation, is nearly impossible to miss in Philadelphia. A billboard on the Schuylkill illuminates his plight, and a bus has been circling City Hall the last couple days to bring further attention.