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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SCI Phoenix
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Cherri Gregg
August 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has completed its internal review of the parole system, following a string of murders allegedly committed by individuals still under the state's supervision. The 33-page report , released Wednesday, includes a sweeping review...
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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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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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Meek Mill was the final speaker at a rally Pennsylvania House Bill 1925. With bipartisan support, the proposed law would likely cap probation and parole time and provide fixes to a system that reincarcerates thousands for technical vioaltions.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new bipartisan effort to reform probation and parole inspired by rapper Meek Mill, and Pennsylvania lawmakers joined criminal justice reform advocates for a press conference outside of the Municipal Services Building on Tuesday. "I hate that it's me, a...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Steve Tawa
March 27, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors are hearing the third trial of a man who is accused of intentionally setting a fire in his Oxford Circle row house in 1985, which killed his 3- and 4-year-old sons. Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned both of Daniel Dougherty’s previous convictions...
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A new probation and parole policy in Philadelphia limits the time officers will supervise ex-offenders after they leave prison.
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Kristen Johanson
March 21, 2019 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new probation and parole policy in Philadelphia limits the time officers will supervise ex-offenders after they leave prison. Under the new policy, city prosecutors will ask judges to set the probation terms for no more than a year for misdemeanors and no more than...
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Jim Melwert
February 13, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SKIPPACK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — From behind prison walls, Bill Cosby released a statement saying he has "no remorse" because he is innocent, adding he feels he is a "political prisoner." Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, visits the convicted 81-year-old entertainer regularly. His most recent trip to...
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Jim Melwert
July 03, 2018 - 5:49 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He was 17 when he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. Now, a Bucks County man’s back-to-back juvenile life sentences have been overturned based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Richard Mazeffa pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder five months...
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Mayor Jim Kenney announces Philadelphia Safe Return program
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Mike Dougherty
April 25, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Philadelphians with outstanding warrants for parole violations are encouraged to turn themselves in next month with the promise of favorable treatment from the courts. For three days, March 1 - 3, Philadelphia Safe Return will provide free legal advice and counseling at Enon Tabernacle Baptist...
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