Voting booths
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Andrew Kramer
November 25, 2019 - 5:11 pm
New Jerseyans who are on parole or probation would have their right to vote restored under a bill working through the Legislature. Read more here.
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Shamsuzzaman Mollah
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
Jim Melwert
October 31, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The death of a popular Bridgeport barber has remained a mystery since he was found dead in the trunk of his car a year-and-a-half ago. But now, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has made an arrest in connection with his death. Read more here.
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SCI Phoenix
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Cherri Gregg
August 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has completed its internal review of the parole system, following a string of murders allegedly committed by individuals still under the state's supervision. The 33-page report , released Wednesday, includes a sweeping review...
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Free Meek
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Cherri Gregg
August 06, 2019 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While rapper Meek Mill attended a status hearing for his drug and gun case on Tuesday, supporters outside rallied for change — and not just for his case. "The purpose is to help more than just Meek Mill," explained Monique Haughton Worrell, chief legal officer for the...
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Clean Slate press conference
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Cherri Gregg
July 01, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Roughly 30 million criminal records will now be automatically sealed over the next year in Pennsylvania — an effort that was signed into law last year . The Clean Slate law will automatically seal all arrests and summary charges that did not result in a conviction, as...
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W. Samuel Patten, right, with his wife, leaves federal court after being sentenced to three years probation in the Trump Russia Probe case, Friday April 12, 2019, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
April 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
By Chad Day, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W...
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Meek Mill was the final speaker at a rally Pennsylvania House Bill 1925. With bipartisan support, the proposed law would likely cap probation and parole time and provide fixes to a system that reincarcerates thousands for technical vioaltions.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new bipartisan effort to reform probation and parole inspired by rapper Meek Mill, and Pennsylvania lawmakers joined criminal justice reform advocates for a press conference outside of the Municipal Services Building on Tuesday. "I hate that it's me, a...
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A new probation and parole policy in Philadelphia limits the time officers will supervise ex-offenders after they leave prison.
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Kristen Johanson
March 21, 2019 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new probation and parole policy in Philadelphia limits the time officers will supervise ex-offenders after they leave prison. Under the new policy, city prosecutors will ask judges to set the probation terms for no more than a year for misdemeanors and no more than...
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State Sen. Anthony Williams (podium) introduces Senate Bill 14.
Courtesy of state Sen. Anthony Williams
Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2019 - 12:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has introduced a bill that would reform the commonwealth's probation system — legislation that was inspired by rapper Meek Mill's case. Robert Rahmeek Williams, aka Meek Mill, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a technical...
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Meek Mill
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Cherri Gregg
April 25, 2018 - 7:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study released today by Columbia University’s Justice Lab ranks Pennsylvania as one of the worst in the country when it comes to time for probation and parole. The study was born out of the Meek Mill case. "Pennsylvania supervises people at nearly twice the...
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