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Makael Bevins and Ahnile Fountain
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 12, 2019 - 3:41 pm
Two Pottstown men are on their way to state prison after they pleaded guilty to firing 15 shots into a teenage girl’s home. Read more here.
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David Sheppard
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 09, 2019 - 4:26 pm
The man whose clemency was held up by a shoplifting charge in Delaware County is one step closer to freedom. After nearly 30 years in state prison, 54-year-old David Sheppard is being released to a community correction center — or halfway house — on personal recognizance. Read more here.
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Barbed wire fence
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Jim Melwert
December 06, 2019 - 3:43 pm
A man whose life sentence in prison was just commuted by Gov. Tom Wolf may be facing arrest. Read more here.
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Michael Evans
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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.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo, File
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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Tova Noel, a federal jail guard responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself, leaves federal court.
Craig Ruttle/AP Photo
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A judge set an April trial date Monday for two jail guards accused of failing to make required checks on Jeffrey Epstein the morning he died. Read more here.
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Bill Cosby
Matt Rourke/AP, file
AP News
November 25, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Bill Cosby says he’s prepared to serve his 10-year maximum sentence for sexual assault rather than show remorse for a crime the comedian says he didn’t commit. Read more here.
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James "Yaya" Hough with DA Larry Krasner.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
November 21, 2019 - 3:54 pm
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office introduced its first-ever artist-in-residence Thursday. The accomplished visual artist is a former juvenile lifer who honed his skills behind the wall. Read more here.
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Jeffrey Epstein
New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, file
AP News
November 19, 2019 - 11:55 am
Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records. Read more here.
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A closeup of view of a jail cells iron bars casting shadows on the prison floor
AP News
November 18, 2019 - 11:41 am
Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced Monday of a federal lawsuit that called the inmates’ living standards degrading and inhumane.
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