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Joseph Bezanis
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 14, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County man who drove off the road and crashed into a home in Franconia Township will spend the next four to eight years in prison. In the early morning hours or April 6, Joseph Bezanis was on Harleysville Pike near Telford Pike when he went off the...
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Courtesy of Riverside Correctional Facility
Kimberly Adams
December 08, 2018 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With the holiday season upon us, family was the focus at a correctional facility for women in the Holmesburg section of the city. And to no one’s surprise it was a day packed with an abundance of emotion. "It feels so good. I'm so happy today," said 27-year-old...
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KYW Newsradio's community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg interviews representatives from The Center for Returning Citizens on its latest portrait project.
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Flashpoint
December 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia nonprofit that works with ex-offenders has teamed up with photographers to provide free holiday portraits for families with loved ones who are incarcerated. "When you are incarcerated, you miss so many family memories," said J. Jondhi Harel, founder of...
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Her fall from grace made national headlines. Now former Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen is one step closer to prison…as her last shot at an appeal of her conviction on perjury and obstruction has been denied.
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Jim Melwert
November 26, 2018 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is one step closer to prison as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to take on her appeal. Kathleen Kane requested Pennsylvania Supreme Court hear her appeal in May, after the state Superior Court upheld her...
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James Stuart after the hearing
David Madden | KYW Newsradio
David Madden
October 19, 2018 - 6:56 pm
WOODBURY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A former Deptford police officer, convicted twice in the 2013 shooting death of a friend, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a Gloucester County Superior Court judge. James Stuart, 34, was first found guilty of murdering David Compton during an alcohol-...
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The gavel of a judge in court lies on a desk.
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David Madden
October 18, 2018 - 10:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s 15 years in prison for a 25-year-old man who plead guilty this summer to a January crash in Burlington that caused the death of his girlfriend. Jacob Garrett must serve a minimum of 12 years and nine months after admitting to vehicular homicide and the leaving...
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An inmate sits in the B wing for the mentally ill at the Sanislaus County Public Safety Center in Modesto, California, on Nov. 18, 2010.
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Pat Loeb
October 15, 2018 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania officials announced the launch of a technical assistance center Monday to help counties reduce the number people with mental illness who are incarcerated. About 20 percent of inmates nationally have a serious mental illness. Pennsylvania Department of...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
October 11, 2018 - 7:26 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — An Ohio man doing time in federal prison at Fort Dix for possession of child porn has had 13 more years added to his sentence. He’s among eight inmates accused of getting additional pornographic material while incarcerated. Jordan Allen, 31, of Plain City, Ohio, was...
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The Transformation Yoga Project offers yoga classes to inmates.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 07, 2018 - 10:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Yoga classes have been popping up everywhere in Philadelphia — in parks, on piers, outside City Hall. But perhaps the most unusual spot is inside the city's prison system, though given the mental, as well as physical, benefits attributed to yoga, there may be no place...
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Wanda Barzee; Elizabeth Smart
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September 19, 2018 - 10:49 am
By Emanuella Grinberg and Sara Weisfeldt (CNN) — Wanda Barzee, one of two people who abducted 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, was released from a Utah prison Wednesday. Barzee was serving a 15-year sentence when the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole unexpectedly credited her for time served,...
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