"You never drove a car. You never fell in love with somebody. You never had any of the things that all of us take for granted. And I want you to know I am responsible for that - because I told the jury what they should do, and they did it."
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange, which started with Temple University classes held in a Philadelphia county jail, has endured for two decades, expanded to about 150 correctional institutions and taught a total of 30,000 "inside" and "outside" students.
For about eight years, Philadelphia's probation and parole department has used a computer algorithm to rate the riskiness of nearly every offender it oversees. But officials there won't say what factors the tool weighs, raising questions about transparency. The city plans to create a similar...
An intensive program for ex-convicts in Lancaster that is stirring statewide conversation and prompting criminal justice advocates and county officials across the state to note the program's impressive results.
These are the first of 517 juvenile lifers in Pennsylvania, the largest such contingent in the nation, to be resentenced and released on parole since the Supreme Court decided that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for minors are unconstitutional.