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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Kristen Johanson
March 29, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was day three in the trial of a man accused of killing his toddler sons in a 1985 house fire. Today, a Philadelphia Fire Marshal took the stand and explained that the fire, in his expert opinion, was intentionally set. The fire investigator says he's studied dozens...
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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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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections/Jim Melwert
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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