"People feel forgotten. People are getting old and getting sick. But they've changed, after a certain period of time. People need to know that. I'm not the same person I was when I went in."
Treetop Quest responded to the city's request for proposals to build an outdoor adventure course in the park.
Juvenile lifers are getting a chance at release under a Supreme Court decision that their sentences were illegal. Now, appeals by 18-, 19- and 20-year-old lifers who say they, too, should get relief have begun to reach the state's highest court.
The court ruled that there is a presumption against life sentences for juveniles - and that, in order to sentence a minor to life, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he or she is incapable of rehabilitation.
Parents should be consistent in punishment - that logic, some believe, should guide the criminal justice system.
In April, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed "safe harbor" legislation that would make juveniles immune from prosecution for prostitution.
Her journey in couponing, app-downloading, schmoozing and mooching - documented on Facebook under the hashtag #brokeassbirthday - was a success: She got free breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee, snacks, booze and more.
Samantha Melamed writes about anything and everything Philadelphia from the features desk.