criminal justice

N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
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David Madden
April 11, 2019 - 1:09 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two major policy changes are being implemented in New Jersey’s criminal justice system, following a year-long review by a panel of law enforcement and justice experts. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is adopting the bottom-line findings of the panel and establishing...
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Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor appointed Brandon Flood, a political insider in Harrisburg and a former inmate, to be new secretary of the Board of Pardons.
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Cherri Gregg
April 08, 2019 - 3:41 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor appointed Brandon Flood, a political insider in Harrisburg and a former inmate, to be new secretary of the Board of Pardons. "Many of you are just now learning about my criminal past, and I was deliberate in doing that," Brandon J...
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Meek Mill was the final speaker at a rally Pennsylvania House Bill 1925. With bipartisan support, the proposed law would likely cap probation and parole time and provide fixes to a system that reincarcerates thousands for technical vioaltions.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new bipartisan effort to reform probation and parole inspired by rapper Meek Mill, and Pennsylvania lawmakers joined criminal justice reform advocates for a press conference outside of the Municipal Services Building on Tuesday. "I hate that it's me, a...
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Bail.
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David Madden
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Two years in, New Jersey criminal justice officials are looking into how well bail reform efforts are working out. Bottom line? They’re making progress but there’s more work to do. The plan is to make sure suspects without the means to cover cash bail for nonviolent...
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The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a first of its kind support group for men and women who did time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, and the kickoff meeting was in North Philadelphia.
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Cherri Gregg
March 13, 2019 - 6:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a first of its kind support group for men and women who did time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, and the kickoff meeting was in North Philadelphia. "When I tell people they do the same thing you did, with the...
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Reuben Jones
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Cherri Gregg
February 15, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Reuben Jones is used to being on the front lines. As founder of Frontline Dads, Inc. , he is a father, activist, mentor and change-maker. "I work to give voice to that experience, saying we are people too," he said. That experience comes from his 15 years behind bars...
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State Sen. Anthony Williams (podium) introduces Senate Bill 14.
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Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2019 - 12:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has introduced a bill that would reform the commonwealth's probation system — legislation that was inspired by rapper Meek Mill's case. Robert Rahmeek Williams, aka Meek Mill, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a technical...
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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Michael Novogratz, Robert Kraft, Michael Rubin, Van Jones, Meek Mill, Clara Wu Tsai, Dan Loeb speak onstage during the launch of The Reform Alliance at John Jay College on Jan. 23, 2019 in New York City.
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Justin Udo
January 23, 2019 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment pledged their high-profile platforms and $50 million on Wednesday at the launch of an organization that will lobby for changes to state probation and parole laws. Rapper Meek Mill, whose well-publicized prison sentence for minor...
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Prison cell
Cherri Gregg
December 19, 2018 - 10:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the First Step Act, the most sweeping bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in decades. The US House will likely pass it and President Donald Trump says he'll sign it The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society...
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December 18, 2018 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a...
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