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Mike DeNardo
July 19, 2019 - 3:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After someone is freed from prison, their debt to society isn't always fully paid. Court fines and fees were the topic of a panel discussion today at Penn's Law School. Inmates re-entering society often face recurring fees for urinalysis, or $30 a month supervision...
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Andrew Kramer
July 15, 2019 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After spending the last few decades in prison, a Philadelphia man convicted of murder in 1991 is now free. A jury found Chester Hollman guilty of murdering a University of Pennsylvania student not far from Rittenhouse Square and he was sentenced to life in prison. "...
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Prison cell
David Madden
July 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is changing the rules for prison inmates to be held in solitary confinement. The Corrections Department made changes under an order from Gov. Phil Murphy, who has now approved a bill that makes those rules the law of the land. "It makes New Jersey a leader...
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Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
July 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Disgraced former congressman Chaka Fattah Sr. has been sentenced again to 10 years in prison for various charges, including racketeering, bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Fattah, 62, has served two and a half years of the sentence. His lawyers said...
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Cherri Gregg
June 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers signed off on a resolution this week signaling Pennsylvania's focus on criminal justice reform throughout the month of June. "For far too long, our criminal justice system has not been about rehabilitation, but it's been about...
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David Cade
New Jersey State Police
Steve Tawa
June 07, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BURLINGTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A former prison guard in South Jersey has been sentenced after he plead guilty for smuggling opioid painkillers into South Woods State Prison in Cumberland County. After learning that 54-year old David Cade was smuggling drugs behind bars in Bridgeton in exchange...
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Michael Cohen
Kevin Hagen/AP
May 06, 2019 - 12:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there "remains much to be told" as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on...
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Ken Smukler outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Long-time Philadelphia political operative Ken Smukler has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating federal election laws. He arranged for payments to a challenger to former state Rep. Bob Brady to drop out of a primary race in 2012. Brady was not charge in...
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Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors will not re-try former longtime Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery convictions overturned by an appeals court. In a court filing, U.S. Assistant Attorneys Jennifer Williams and Eric Gibson said "it is in the interest of justice" to dismiss four bribery...
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When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history.
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John McDevitt
April 23, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When the walls of Al Capone's cell were being prepared to be plastered in the beginning of the year, 20 layers of paint were uncovered, revealing another fold in the gangster's history. During the restorative work at Eastern State Penitentiary, Liz Trumbull, manager...
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