criminal justice reform

Clean Slate press conference
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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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Cherri Gregg
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers signed off on a resolution this week signaling Pennsylvania's focus on criminal justice reform throughout the month of June. "For far too long, our criminal justice system has not been about rehabilitation, but it's been about...
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Kim Kardashian West
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April 10, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West, a lawyer? The reality star, makeup mogul and criminal justice reformer told Vogue she's apprenticing with a San Francisco law firm, inspired by her successful effort to free Alice Marie Johnson (Johnson was granted clemency by President Donald Trump after...
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Mike DeNardo
February 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Students at five Philadelphia high schools put their heads together Thursday to talk about criminal justice reform. The third annual student-led symposium brought students from the U School, The Workshop School, Science Leadership Academy, SLA-Beeber and the Franklin...
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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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Gov. Tom Wolf introduces his “My Clean Slate” program to help people navigate the new law, Jan. 2, 2019.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
January 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation "Clean Slate" law is now in effect, and a new program has been launched to help people take advantage of it. The Clean Slate law took effect the day after Christmas, and already, Gov. Tom Wolf says hundreds of people who may have...
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Retiring Pa. Sen. Stewart Greenleaf pushes criminal justice reform, speaking to Philadelphia City Council.
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Pat Loeb
December 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Sen. Stewart Greenleaf ends a 42-year career in the state legislature this month, but he's hoping to have an influence on the General Assembly's upcoming term. The Montgomery County Republican was an assistant district attorney in the 1970s, and he said...
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City officials listen to testimony during a hearing Monday on participatory defense, an innovative approach to reform that makes the community part of the justice system.
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Cherri Gregg
December 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform held a hearing Monday night on an innovative approach to reform that makes the community part of the justice system. Participatory defense is a pilot initiative that includes intervention by the Defender...
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