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March 28, 2020
How Is The Justice System Responding to the Coronavirus? It Depends On Where You Live.
While some cities free people from jail and stop arrests, others are much more business as usual.
February 14, 2019
In Court, Where Are Siri and Alexa?
When it comes to setting the record straight, court reporting technology is still not up to speed.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
May 28, 2018
Defending Al Capone
How the most notorious gangster of all got railroaded in Philadelphia.
March 3, 2017
Philadelphia Will Stop Billing Parents When Their Children Are Incarcerated
The announcement comes just hours after we highlighted the practice.
January 6, 2016
Philly's Retiring Police Commissioner on Facing Corruption and What People Get Wrong about Police Shootings
“There are two things cops don’t like – the way things are, and change.”
December 9, 2015
Could Trees Help Stop Crime?
Researchers think turning more vacant lots green might work.
September 21, 2015
A Letter to Pope Francis
You are about to enter Philadelphia’s largest jail. Here is what you should know.
March 13, 2015
Asking the Right Questions About the Death Penalty
The incoming head of the Death Penalty Information Center on the time he was a potential juror in a capital case.
February 18, 2015
Making Overseers into Advocates
A social worker’s take on the misery of probation.
November 24, 2014
Do Convicted Killers Deserve Free Speech?
In the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pennsylvania says no.