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John McDevitt
March 29, 2019 - 6:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Temple University’s law school held a hiring and social services fair on Friday for people who had been formerly incarcerated. Information on housing, transportation and employment was being collected by the men returning to society after being in jail or prison. One...
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Peter Biar Ajak has been in a South Sudanese prison since July 28, 2018
Aaron Spence/Free Peter Biar
Mike Dougherty
March 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Advocates are hoping to finally learn Thursday why a La Salle grad, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," has been imprisoned for the last eight months. Peter Biar Ajak was arrested last July at Juba International Airport and has been sitting in an infamous South Sudanese...
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A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer.
Dreamstime
Paul Kurtz
March 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer. Notices have gone out to inmates and staff that July 1 is the date that all state prisons will become tobacco-free. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton says there...
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Philip Nordo
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 14, 2019 - 12:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Attorneys for a disgraced former Philly detective, charged with sexually assaulting witnesses and defendants in his cases, made another passionate plea for his release from prison Thursday morning. The defense team argued former homicide detective Philip Nordo should...
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The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a first of its kind support group for men and women who did time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, and the kickoff meeting was in North Philadelphia.
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Cherri Gregg
March 13, 2019 - 6:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has launched a first of its kind support group for men and women who did time behind bars for crimes they did not commit, and the kickoff meeting was in North Philadelphia. "When I tell people they do the same thing you did, with the...
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Martin Shkreli reportedly runs his pharmaceutical company from prison on a contraband smartphone.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images via CNN
March 07, 2019 - 10:39 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- Martin Shkreli reportedly runs his pharmaceutical company from prison on a contraband smartphone. Shkreli continues to run the remains of the drug company that once earned him the title of most hated man in America, according to a story in the Wall Street...
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To show support for people serving life sentences, Carrington joined Tonie Willis with the organization Cut 50 at city hall Tuesday for Philadelphia's Day of Empathy.
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Justin Udo
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When she was 16, Paulette Carrington went to jail for homicide. "I was defending myself, and unfortunately the person died. I live with that everyday," Carrington said. She spent 40 years behind bars before being released two years ago when it was declared her...
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Eric Jackson will serve 40 to 80 years in prison after being convicted by a jury attempting to shoot a Trainer Borough police officer.
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Kristen Johanson
February 26, 2019 - 6:22 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County man has been sentenced to decades in prison for shooting at a police officer nearly two years ago. Eric Jackson will serve 40 to 80 years in prison after being convicted by a jury attempting to shoot a Trainer Borough police officer. The incident...
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Judge William Pauley has approved a request from former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to delay his date to report to prison from March 6 to May 6.
Yana Paskova/Getty Images
February 20, 2019 - 1:10 pm
By Erica Orden and Kara Scannell (CNN) — A federal judge agreed Wednesday to delay for two months the date by which Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, must report to prison. In asking for the postponement, an attorney for Cohen said in a court filing that his client required...
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Anthony Weiner
Mark Lennihan/AP, file
February 17, 2019 - 3:40 pm
AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of...
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