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Sean Ellis spent 22 years in prison after a wrongful conviction
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 10:56 am
Civil liberty groups and reform-minded district attorneys are pushing to bring greater transparency to the process of highlighting police officers who have committed misconduct and could undermine criminal cases if they took the stand.
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Diana Sanchez gives birth alone in Denver jail cell
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:59 am
A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labor.
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David Madden
August 29, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears a transgender woman allegedly held in men’s prisons in New Jersey for more than a year will be moved to the state’s women’s prison next month, according to lawyers working on the woman’s behalf. The inmate, identified in a state lawsuit under the pseudonym...
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Pat Loeb
August 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is creating a new city office to coordinate services for formerly incarcerated people who are returning to the community. The Office of Reentry Partnerships will be led by Bianca van Heydoorn, currently at Temple University. She'll report...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unconventional instructor led a yoga and meditation class on the grounds of Eastern State Penitentiary this weekend. Matt Engler says he first learned to meditate at Graterford Prison, now SCI Phoenix, where he was serving 20 years for home invasion robbery. "There...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:51 pm
By Cale Ahearn LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WPMT) -- A Lancaster man will serve up to 30 years in prison for his role in a large scale fentanyl/heroin operation. Antonio Rivera, 28, was recently sentenced to 6-30 years in prison, after being charged in the 2018 Lancaster County Drug Task Force arrest...
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Cesar Sayoc
Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File
August 05, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida amateur body builder who admitted sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who concluded the bombs purposely were not designed to explode. Cesar Sayoc, 57, wept and crossed himself, appearing relieved, when U.S...
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Hope Hall celebrates 20 years of success in Camden.
David Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
August 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A private program that helps New Jersey prison inmates transition to life on the outside celebrates 20 years of success in Camden. Hope Hall has assisted more than 8,000 people to get back on the straight and narrow. Operated by Volunteers of America, the facility...
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Kathleen Kane
Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Jim Melwert
July 30, 2019 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Wednesday morning, KYW Newsradio has learned . Kane, who started her sentence on Nov. 29, 2018, served eight months of a 10- to 23-month sentence on...
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