tag | criminal justice

Could bringing back ‘gun court’ help abate gun violence in Philadelphia?

Roughly 16% of the city’s first 300 homicides also involved victims on probation.
By Ximena Conde/WHYY

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Pa. offering ‘safe return’ to some parolees who have violated supervision rules

As long as they don’t have any outstanding arrest warrants for new charges, they’ll likely return home afterwards.
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Report: Probation, parole ‘feed mass incarceration,’ and the ‘problem is particularly acute’ in Pa.

Pennsylvania is one of three states featured in a new report that details how probation and parole have swelled U.S. prison populations by “often [setting] people up to fail.” 

By An-Li Herring/WESA

New police reform law exempts officer disciplinary records database from public disclosure

Second measure signed by Gov. Wolf is aimed at ensuring mental health checks for officers
By Ed Mahon