Inmates in the Philadelphia prison system participate in the Philacorp furniture making program.
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New Philadelphia DA Pledges to Trade Incarceration for Education

Larry Krasner has been sworn in as the new district attorney for Philadelphia. In a moving speech during his swearing-in, Krasner vowed to overhaul Philly’s criminal justice system and reduce incarceration in the city. Krasner said he is poised to transform social and legal imbalances in Philadelphia. He tagged himself a “technician” for structural transformation. Read More…

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Mass Incarceration

Lehigh Students Create App to Simplify Mass Incarceration for the DOC

Thanks to an incredible group of Lehigh students, prison intake processes are now much simpler for Pennsylvania DOC. But, is this another way to simplify mass incarceration? The Intake Process for Pennsylvania Department of Corrections The students’ contribution has significantly assisted the Pennsylvania prison system in streamlining the process of mass incarceration. Typically, the Pennsylvania Department of Read More…

Tuesday, a Philadelphia prison inmate committed suicide in his cell at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, PA.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Philadelphia Prison Inmate Suicide Linked To Understaffing

A yet to be named Philadelphia prison inmate committed suicide at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Tuesday. City officials blame understaffing for the incident. The 65-year-old deceased inmate hanged himself in his cell when detention officers were not around to supervise the cells. This reports comes from Lorenzo North, head of Philadelphia’s Union of Correctional Read More…