Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
March 21, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Pennsylvania courts are now all closed, with very few emergency hearings continuing. It’s a chaotic time for criminal defense attorneys who are scrambling to help their clients while also having their offices shut down. Read more here.
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Greg Nester, chief of mental health in the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, with Cara McMenamin with DA’s office.
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Jim Melwert
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
The public defender’s office in Montgomery County has created a high-level position focused solely on mental health. Read more here.
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Rebecca Smith holding her book, "Does He Still Love Me?"
Courtesy of La Salle University
Kim Glovas
February 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
A La Salle University student took a hard look at what a child goes through when a parent is incarcerated — and then wrote a book about it. Read more here.
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Eastern State Penitentiary is holding it's annual toy drive.
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John McDevitt
December 03, 2019 - 4:24 pm
A toy drive is underway for children in the region whose parents are incarcerated. Read more here.
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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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John Miller and family
Courtesy of Pepper Hamilton
Cherri Gregg
July 31, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another Philadelphia man's murder conviction was overturned Tuesday after he spent 22 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Testimony decades later revealed the prosecution's entire case was based on the lie of a single witness. John Miller was in his 20s...
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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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Carla Clanagan founded In His Eyes Outreach.
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Cherri Gregg
February 12, 2019 - 6:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Carla Clanagan founded In His Eyes Outreach , an organization dedicated to educating and supporting women who are incarcerated or re-entering society. "We found that they don't have any support," said Clanagan, who began working in the prisons in 2007. "Women would...
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In this June 7, 2018 file photo, Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on in Memphis, Tenn.
Adrian Sainz/AP Photo, File
February 06, 2019 - 11:00 am
By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Alice Marie...
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KYW Newsradio's community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg interviews representatives from The Center for Returning Citizens on its latest portrait project.
KYW Newsradio
December 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia nonprofit that works with ex-offenders has teamed up with photographers to provide free holiday portraits for families with loved ones who are incarcerated. "When you are incarcerated, you miss so many family memories," said J. Jondhi Harel, founder of...
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