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ReeAnna Segin
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
June 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The transgender woman arrested for burning a flag during the Philadelphia Pride Parade last week spoke out Wednesday at a protest outside City Hall. She claims her treatment by police and prison officials was inhumane. Activists say they do not want any police at the...
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an Army soldier, right, and a Marine stand in front of the gates that separate the Cuban side from the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
June 07, 2018 - 9:41 pm
By Ben Fox, Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the...
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House of Correction in Philadelphia
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
June 07, 2018 - 7:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia has made some progress with its efforts to reduce its prison population. One major milestone is depopulating one of the city's oldest prison — but that's just one of two major goals reached in record time. Nearly a century old, the House of...
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House of Correction in Philadelphia
Cherri Gregg-KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
May 31, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's House of Correction is so notorious, it's been called a dungeon. The city announced last month it would close the 91-year-old prison by 2020. As of Wednesday, all inmates have been moved out of House of Correction and into other facilities along State...
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Meek Mill leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on May 30, 2018.
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Kristen Johanson
May 30, 2018 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the latest chapter of Meek Mill's legal saga, the Philadelphia native was back in a city courtroom this Wednesday morning to ask a Philadelphia judge to have his case moved. The rap artist is appealing his 2008 conviction, claiming the officer who arrested him...
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks after the sentencing, alongside Officer Jesse Hartnett.
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Kristen Johanson
May 14, 2018 - 11:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man convicted of ambushing Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett has been sentenced to at least the next four decades behind bars. In February, a jury found Edward Archer, 33, guilty of attempted murder, assault on police and related offenses. He will spend...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 05, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The prison population has dropped but a third, yet the prison system's budget hasn't gone down as a result. City Council members grilled prison officials on the subject during a budget hearing this week. Councilman Allan Domb praised Prisons Commissioner Blanche...
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The historic site in Fairmount is hosting an opening reception for the installation Friday evening, which is free to the public.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 03, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not every day that an art installation takes place inside a prison cell. Unless, of course, you're at Eastern State Penitentiary. The historic site in Fairmount is hosting an opening reception for the installation Friday evening, which is free to the public...
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2018 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday the closing of the antiquated prison, the House of Correction, within the next two years. The 90-year-old prison will not be replaced with a new correctional facility due to the 32 percent decrease in the inmate population --...
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A closeup of view of a jail cells iron bars casting shadows on the prison floor
David Madden
April 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A federal judge is reviewing a proposed settlement to a long standing lawsuit against Burlington County. It centers on strip searches of prison inmates years ago. Judge Noel Hillman ruled that the county's procedures for strip searches went beyond federal...
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