As U.S. life expectancy falls, experts cite the health impacts of incarceration
At least 6,182 people died in state and federal prisons in 2020, a 46% jump from the previous year.
Spring Brings New Life: Let’s pass compassionate release for our incarcerated neighbors | Opinion
Everyone deserves a second chance. This is our chance to give it to them. Let's pass bills sponsored by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia.
Pa. Supreme court case challenges parole ban for felony-murder convictions
Lawyers for the appellants, who were teens when they were convicted and spent decades behind bars, call it a 'first-of-its-kind' case.
Bipartisan bill aims to allow Pa. lifers a chance at parole
'We are stronger communities with our elders and grandparents home,' an advocate argued.
Life without parole has turned Pa.’s prisons into hospices for the hopeless | Opinion
People are aging and dying in prison, withering away to nothing with no chance of ever returning to the free world
Gov. Wolf can — and must — save the lives of our incarcerated loved ones | Opinion
During a pandemic, prisons are deadly. The nature of confinement makes it almost impossible for people to practice social distancing
‘No one can ever tell me we don’t exist’: Dual victims caught in the cracks of Pa.’s criminal justice system deserve recognition | John L. Micek
Don’t try to tell Lorraine Haw that she’s not a crime victim. In fact, she says, she’s been victimized twice. Her brother was killed by gunfire. And her only son, Phillip, is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. She’s lived decades without him — feeling the pain of not having him […]