On June 2, 2015, police equipped with a search warrant knocked on the door of Jeannette Santiago’s Camden home. Santiago said the target of the warrant was a friend who had been selling drugs out of her house, but that officials went after her too because the deed to the house was in her name.
Instructor/activist Davon Clark discusses the philosophy behind his nonprofit ADC Kid and how his poetry classes in the region’s juvenile detention centers are providing the tool of creative expression to incarcerated youth.
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Next summer, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program will create a public art installation about criminal justice reform called “Voices.” Until then, it will foster discussions and workshops focused on solutions to the problems of mass incaceration. The first workshop took place Wednesday afternoon at Graterford prison, a maximum security state correctional institute in Montgomery County.
When it comes to how poor people are treated at work, Sharon Dietrich gets mad. “I’m mad on a daily basis,” said Dietrich, 55, litigation director and managing attorney of the employment law practice at Community Legal Services. – Jane M. Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer