At Mothers in Charge, people recently released from prison are given the assistance and information needed to reintegrate into society. Attorney General Josh Shapiro decided to deliver his remarks here because he says the state needs more places like this
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Mike Dougherty
January 17, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About two out of every 3 people who spend time in jail find themselves back behind bars eventually. Officials in Pennsylvania are beefing up the re-entry council in an effort to working to reduce that rate. At Mothers in Charge, people recently released from prison...
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Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino walks with his fiancee Lauren Pesce while leaving the federal courthouse after a hearing in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 19, 2018.
Julio Cortez/AP Photo, File
January 15, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars. The 36-year-old is scheduled to report to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on Tuesday to begin serving an eight-month sentence for...
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Half of US adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison.
December 31, 2018 - 6:28 pm
By Eli Watkins (CNN) — Half of U.S. adults have an immediate family member who has been in jail or prison, a report released Thursday said. The group released the report outlining the results of a wide-ranging survey taken earlier this year, which showed further that one in seven people have...
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David Madden
December 26, 2018 - 5:42 pm
BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of a Florence man two years ago. Anthony Harris of Beverly City was convicted in October for the September, 2016 shooting death of 27-year-old Ronald Walker. The two men were...
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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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KYW Newsradio's community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg interviews representatives from The Center for Returning Citizens on its latest portrait project.
KYW Newsradio
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
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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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