criminal justice reform

A lethal injection facility
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the state's death penalty, debating that the statute violates the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the state constitution. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on two cases dealing with the death penalty. Philadelphia's district attorney wants the court to strike down the policy. Read more here.
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Sean Ellis spent 22 years in prison after a wrongful conviction
Charles Krupa/AP
AP News
September 03, 2019 - 10:56 am
Civil liberty groups and reform-minded district attorneys are pushing to bring greater transparency to the process of highlighting police officers who have committed misconduct and could undermine criminal cases if they took the stand.
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Meek Mill addresses his supporters outside the Criminal Justice Center after negotiating a plea agreement in his 12-year-old court battle.
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KYW Staff
August 27, 2019 - 7:37 am
UPDATED: 11:20 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Meek Mill is a free man, after negotiating a plea deal with the city's district attorney and resolving a case that's kept him on probation for most of his adult life. Dressed in a green graphic button-down shirt, Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek...
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Free Meek
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Cherri Gregg
August 06, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While rapper Meek Mill attended a status hearing for his drug and gun case on Tuesday, supporters outside rallied for change — and not just for his case. "The purpose is to help more than just Meek Mill," explained Monique Haughton Worrell, chief legal officer for the...
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Meek Mill
Matt Rourke/AP
August 06, 2019 - 10:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A decision on whether Meek Mill will be retried in a 2007 drug and gun case was delayed until later this month after his lawyer asked a judge Tuesday for more time. The 32-year-old rapper has been on probation most of his adult life over the teenage arrest. He has become an...
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Meek Mill
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July 24, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. The unanimous three-judge opinion granted the...
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Jay-Z and Meek Mill
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July 24, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. The two hip-hop players celebrated the launch of Dream Chasers Records on Tuesday at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York...
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Clean Slate press conference
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Cherri Gregg
July 01, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Roughly 30 million criminal records will now be automatically sealed over the next year in Pennsylvania — an effort that was signed into law last year . The Clean Slate law will automatically seal all arrests and summary charges that did not result in a conviction, as...
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