mass incarceration

Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Kristen Johanson
July 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new piece of legislation, allowing Pennsylvania's attorney general to prosecute gun cases in Philadelphia, was passed earlier this month and has caused some confusion. It also created some waves this week. Previously, Philadelphia gun cases were only prosecuted by...
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Members of the Players Coalition joined a cohort of Pennsylvania lawmakers on a tour designed to highlight the impact of enhanced mandatory sentencing, and their goal is to stop such bills before they become law.
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Cherri Gregg
April 01, 2019 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Members of the Players Coalition joined a cohort of Pennsylvania lawmakers on a tour designed to highlight the impact of enhanced mandatory sentencing, and their goal is to stop such bills before they become law. "The idea was that we were going to target people that...
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 Reuben Jones, coordinator of the #CLOSEthecreek campaign, says risk assessment instruments are racially biased.
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Cherri Gregg
August 30, 2018 - 7:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of protesters gathered outside of City Hall Thursday to rally against a risk assessment tool that could be used to determine which individuals are jailed pre-trial. A campaign called #CLOSEthecreek works to end mass incarceration in Philadelphia and end cash...
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