Affect of Vivitrol still unknown for people receiving addiction treatment after incarceration

Pa. prisons offering inmates addiction treatment on their way out, but is it working?

By now, you’ve probably seen the ads on billboards and buses for – a drug that blocks the effects of alcohol and . But before this marketing blitz, the drug maker took its pitch to places outside the public view: prisons.

People sentenced just after turning 18 are appealing Pa.’s mandatory life sentences

In Philly courts, whether they’ll die in prison comes down to their birthday

Juvenile lifers are getting a chance at release under a Supreme Court decision that their sentences were illegal. Now, appeals by 18-, 19- and 20-year-old lifers who say they, too, should get relief have begun to reach the state’s highest court.

 

‘Beyond the Walls’ summit focuses on healthcare during and after incarceration

Healthy inmates can help create a healthier community

After serving their time, today’s inmates will return to their homes and community. In essence, prison health becomes public health, said Hannah Zellman, program director with Philadelphia FIGHT, the nonprofit that hosted Wednesday’s “Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit.” The annual summit began as a tiny conference focused on the intersection of HIV/AIDS and incarceration.

Pa. senate passes bill to seal some criminal records

Pa. Senate passes first-of-its-kind bill sealing some criminal records

In the fractured state of the commonwealth that is Pennsylvania, a first-of-its-kind bill that would seal criminal records for minor offenses passed unanimously in the Senate on Wednesday. “Unanimous,” crowed Community Legal Services employment attorney Sharon Dietrich, punctuating her email with three exclamation points. Dietrich has long advocated for this type of legislation.

Pa.’s Clean Slate bill was just unanimously passed by the state Senate – Generocity Philly

The state Senate voted unanimously yesterday in favor of a bill that would seal misdemeanor records after 10 years. The legislation would only apply to those who avoided other convictions for at least 10 years. It’s a big win for criminal justice reform advocates like Sharon Dietrich, litigation director of Community Legal Services.

The Politics of Pot — The Pushback, Episode 5

Pushback – Episode 5: The Politics of Pot, Part 2 by WURD Radio

George Soros tried, but failed to get Keir Bradford-Grey to run for District Attorney in Philadelphia earlier this year. It turns out she had unfinished business as the chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association, the organization responsible for representing criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.

George Soros tried, but failed to get Keir Bradford-Grey to run for District Attorney in Philadelphia earlier this year. It turns out she had unfinished business as the chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association, the organization responsible for representing criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer. Now, Bradford-Grey — a self-described activist — has been monitoring and pushing against drug enforcement in the city of Philadelphia, while championing progressive policies like diversionary programs. Also on the podcast is an emotional and in-depth interview with Anthony Hirschbuhl, a black Philadelphian who was arrested at age 15 for possessing a nickel bag of marijuana, and who, as a result of his arrest, has only been able to get his life on track recently, more than a decade later.

Guests (in order of appearance):

Anthony Hirschbuhl, re-entry activist

Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association