The groups say the conditions inside the prison are inhumane, and are trying to highlight allegations of poor water quality, temperature regulation and disregard to female prisoners’ personal hygiene needs.
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“I didn’t believe that they would let something like that happen — that they knew, and they didn’t tell me.”
“Today is a tremendous day. However, it’s also a sad day, because it reminds us of how lawless, unfair and unjust Philadelphia law enforcement was for so long.”
Amen Brown, a freshman state representative from Philadelphia, has been inundated with criticism since introducing a bill that would institute new mandatory minimum sentences for gun-related crime.
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“Combined, these men spent 384 years wrongfully imprisoned,” Larry Krasner wrote.
A West Philadelphia Democrat is going tough on crime. Progressives say his bill is ‘terrifyingly awful’
Under current law, the maximum penalty for that crime is two years. Under Brown’s bill, it appears the mandatory minimum for that offense would be ten years.