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February 13, 2020 - 9:51 am
Two men serving life sentences for a double killing 25 years ago, but whose convictions were recently thrown out because of evidence that cast doubt on their guilt, celebrated with relatives and friends after they walked out of prison. Read more here.
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December 27, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Two New Jersey men who have served more than 20 years in prison for a double murder have a chance at a new trial after a state appeals court ruled that newly discovered evidence could clear them. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
December 04, 2019 - 3:37 pm
A former Pennsylvania State Police officer who served time for sexually assaulting women while on duty is headed back to prison on a parole violation, after he pleaded guilty to molesting a 15-year-old in Berks County. Read more here.
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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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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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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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