criminal justice system

Inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2013.
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AP News
December 03, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Read more here.
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Voting booths
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Andrew Kramer
November 25, 2019 - 5:11 pm
New Jerseyans who are on parole or probation would have their right to vote restored under a bill working through the Legislature. Read more here.
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Tony Romeo
October 30, 2019 - 3:42 pm
In apparently a first in Pennsylvania’s history, a judge ruled that votes in a referendum next week about enshrining victims' rights in the state’s constitution will not be tallied or certified while a legal challenge is pending.
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Sen. Cory Booker taking questions from formerly incarcerated people at Eastern State Penitentiary.
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Cherri Gregg
October 28, 2019 - 6:55 pm
At a first-of-its-kind forum, three of the Democrats running for president took questions from formerly incarcerated people at Eastern State Penitentiary Monday.
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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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Philadelphia Assistant District Attorneys have been trained and are applying policies to help rehabilitate - rather than incarcerate - children in the criminal justice system.
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John McDevitt
February 06, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Assistant District Attorneys have been trained and are applying policies to help rehabilitate - rather than incarcerate - children in the criminal justice system. "If I act out, they would put my hands behind my back and throw me on the floor," said Lilly...
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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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Meek Mill speaks at the National Constitution Center on criminal justice reform.
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Mike DeNardo
May 03, 2018 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf repeated his plea for a package of reforms to the state's criminal justice system. But this time, he had some high-profile help. Recently freed rapper Meek Mill joined Wolf at the National Constitution Center, where Wolf called on the legislature to pass...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid hugs rapper Meek Mill after a victory against the Miami Heat.
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Kristen Johanson
April 25, 2018 - 4:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rapper Meek Mill's release from prison has prompted more people to question appeal petitions involving other police officers who possibly lied under oath. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted his release based on questionable credibility of a former Philadelphia...
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