This week: Help us select our topic for 2018!

This week: Help us select our topic for 2018!

• Help us decide what to report on!
• Ideas we should steal: Participatory defense
• Jay-Z criticizes sentencing of local rapper Meek Mill during concert at Wells Fargo Center

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: December 8, 2017

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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.

This week: We need one minute of your time today please

This week: We need one minute of your time today please!

• Do we ask for much? We need one minute of your time today please:
• Redina’s story: A mother’s troubled journey home from prison
• Lessons learned: Hiring ex-offenders pays off, but the workers need help
• The people who care for Philly’s gunshot victims
• This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?
• What’s the greatest challenge facing returning citizens?
• The problem with probation in Philadelphia: “This thing is bigger than Meek Mill”

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: December 1, 2017

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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.

With music and discussion, event focuses on scourge of mass incarceration

Van Jones’ We Rise tour visits Philadelphia

Political commentator and activist Van Jones’ We Rise Tour made a stop at The Fillmore Thursday night to lift the spirits of the City of Brotherly Love and to talk about the problem of mass incarceration. Through a partnership with RocNation, an entertainment company started by rapper JAY-Z, Jones on July 6 began a 14-city tour starting in Los Angeles.