Philadelphia district attorney talks about criminal justice system to students at Kensington High School

D.A. visits Kensington High School to talk about rights and responsibilities

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams met Thursday with 60 Kensington High School seniors to talk about education and the law. The visit was organized by English teacher John Lavin, who works closely with the school’s social studies department to bridge the gap between social issues and literature.

These women take to the airwaves on a radio show for those experiencing life after prison

After serving time, women serve public good with radio show about re-entry

From a small room in Center City, radio activist Vanessa Graber wants to broadcast the realities of post-prison life to thousands of Philadelphians. Next week, PhillyCam, the public-access media nonprofit, will launch WPPM 106.5. It’s one of three new radio stations created following a grassroots push to carve out more slots on FM dials across the country.

Even after Pope Francis visit, life remains hard for those in Philadelphia’s prison system

A year later, inmates who met Pope Francis are still caught in the justice system – Generocity Philly

(Photo by Max Marin) Correction: Angelo Cameron is Brandan Hargrose’s court-appointed lawyer, not a public defender. Edit 9/28 @ 12:40 p.m. In the summer of 2015, Brandan Hargrose was working in the upholstery shop at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, happy to be using his hands again, to have a job again, a hardscrabble routine for his life behind bars.

Lawsuit awards $15M to 400,000 African Americans and Latinos for U.S. Census Bureau discrimination

Judge approves settlement in landmark criminal records case

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.

After 37 years in solitary confinement, inmate moved into general population

37 years in solitary confinement is enough for inmate from Philly, judge rules

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.