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Billy Penn
Lost in the education system, two West Philly natives on what got them into — and out of — jail
2/26/18
https://billypenn.com/2017/09/01/lost-in-the-education-system-two-west-philly-natives-on-what-got-them-into-and-out-of-jail/
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Billy Penn
After 10 years in and out of jail, how a West Philly father made it back to college
1/25/18
https://billypenn.com/2017/10/11/after-10-years-in-and-out-of-jail-this-west-philly-father-is-back-in-college/
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Billy Penn
The problem with probation in Philadelphia: ‘This thing is bigger than Meek Mill’
12/20/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/11/17/the-problem-with-probation-in-philadelphia-this-thing-is-bigger-than-meek-mill/
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Billy PennThe people who care for Philly’s gunshot victims12/18/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/11/21/the-people-who-care-for-phillys-gunshot-victims/
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Billy Penn
Legislature considering solutions to state’s overcrowded prisons, jails
12/16/17
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/crime/legislature-considering-solutions-to-state-s-overcrowded-prisons-jails/article_6c4165e3-26d4-5795-b374-30720f883b64.html
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Billy PennPhilly Prisons Ramp Up Voter Education For Inmates12/15/17
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/27/philly-prisons-ramp-up-voter-education-for-inmates/
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Billy PennPowerUp Reentry Hosts Hackathon12/13/17
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/10/09/powerup-reentry/
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Billy PennICYMI: Philadelphia Prison Population Down 12 % from Last Year12/12/17
https://beta.phila.gov/press-releases/mayor/icymi-philadelphia-prison-population-down-12-from-last-year/
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Billy PennWhat I learned about journalism after 27 years in prison12/12/17
https://www.cjr.org/first_person/criminal-justice-journalism-prison.php
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Billy Penn12/9/17
https://www.facebook.com/CJBupenn/photos/gm.1298566690178698/1918969684985003/?type=3&theater
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Billy PennGuest Column: Roadblocks to reentry12/8/17
http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2017/04/prisoner-reentry-column
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Billy PennWhat keeps former inmates from returning to prison?12/3/17
http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/what-keeps-former-inmates-from-returning-prison/hRevUDTkb7TVpWQufwJPhM/
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Billy Penn12/1/17
https://twitter.com/DecarceratePA/status/851470671083446274
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Billy Penn
Delaware to Participate in National Criminal Justice Reform Project
11/29/17
https://news.delaware.gov/2017/03/27/delaware-to-participate-in-national-criminal-justice-reform-project/
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Billy PennEsperanza tras las rejas11/27/17
http://elsoln1.com/news/2017/mar/23/esperanza-tras-las-rejas/
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Billy PennHope behind bars11/24/17
http://elsoln1.com/news/2017/mar/27/hope-behind-bars/
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Billy PennTRACK REMOVED; REVERTED TO DRAFT11/21/17
https://soundcloud.com/3damenzion/ritmo-pt2-482017?preview=true
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Billy PennTime Served11/18/17
http://www.eriereader.com/article/time-served
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Billy PennIf These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism11/17/17
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/if-these-walls-could-talk-solving-reentry-and-recidivism-tickets-34059376512
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Billy PennIf These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism11/17/17
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/if-these-walls-could-talk-solving-reentry-and-recidivism-tickets-34059376512
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Billy Penn
The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated
11/16/17
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reentry-blueprint-stories-and-solutions-from-the-formerly-incarcerated-tickets-38303642225
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Billy Penn
State to close section of Montville prison due to declining number of inmates, lower crime rate
11/16/17
http://fox61.com/2017/04/05/state-to-close-section-of-montville-prison-due-to-declining-number-of-inmates-lower-crime-rate/
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Billy PennHow these local filmmakers are exposing the root of recidivism11/15/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2016/04/11/media-in-neighborhoods-pull-of-gravity-documentary/
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El Sol10 things you should know about reentry in Philadelphia11/9/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/01/31/reentry-facts-philadelphia/
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El Sol
Search Ban the Box policies across the country with this website from a Philly startup
11/9/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/02/13/jane-ban-box-states/
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El Zol
This young lawyer is expunging records and fighting wage theft in Kensington
11/8/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/02/14/seth-lyons-lawyer-congreso-kensington/
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Erie Reader
Philadelphia Reentry Coalition wants to solve for the ‘severe lack of data on returning citizens’
11/6/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/02/21/philadelphia-reentry-coalition-aviva-tevah/
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Eventbrite
Reentry Think Tank wants returning citizens designing reentry services
11/3/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/03/09/reentry-think-tank-services/
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Eventbrite
The penal system is failing deaf inmates. Here’s what advocacy groups are doing about it
11/2/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/03/17/deaf-inmates-graterford/
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EventbriteThe color of a collar: Jeff Abramowitz’s road to reentry11/2/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/03/27/color-collar-jeff-abramowitzs-road-reentry/
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Generocity
It’s National Reentry Week. Here are 4 policy solutions to help youth with criminal records
10/30/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/04/27/community-legal-services-guest-post-policy-reform-youth/
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Generocity
Learn to advocate for criminal justice reform at this weekend’s Breaking Down Walls conference
10/28/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/05/01/goldring-reentry-initiative-breaking-down-walls-event/
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GenerocityThis festival will help bail Black mothers and fathers out of jail10/26/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/10/26/this-festival-will-help-bail-black-mothers-and-fathers-out-of-jail/
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Generocity
Here are the 3 steps everyone agrees we need to take to tackle recidivism
10/26/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/05/09/reentry-project-recidivism-solutions-wurd/
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Generocity
Colleges shouldn’t ask about applicants’ criminal histories, but most in Philly do
10/26/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/08/30/community-legal-services-report-college-admissions-reentry/
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Generocity
Solve Philly’s recidivism problem at this Reentry Project hackathon
10/23/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/09/19/reentry-project-hackathon/
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Generocity
This TED-style event will share reentry stories and push for solutions
10/23/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/09/28/reentry-project-blueprint-solutions-event/
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Generocity
Quaker City Coffee is betting that former drug dealers will make good entrepreneurs
10/22/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/09/28/quaker-city-coffee-around-the-corner/
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Generocity
Think you have what it takes to navigate life as a returning citizen?
10/22/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/09/29/reentry-redemption-housing-day-one-challenge-event/
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Generocity
Small biz owners: Check out this how-to on hiring returning citizens
10/21/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/10/30/reentry-project-hiring-returning-citizens-event-chamber-commerce/
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GenerocityAmericans want fewer prisoners. What’s art have to do with it?10/20/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/11/14/americans-fewer-prisoners-arts-songs-key-free-graterford-pennsylvania-music/
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Generocity
This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?
10/20/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/11/16/sex-offender-reentry-circles-support-accountability-vermont-philadelphia/
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Generocity
PHL Assembled collaborators on empowering marginalized communities through art
10/19/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/12/12/philadelphia-assembled-reentry-think-tank-black-quantum-futurism/
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GenerocityPhilly’s reentry office just moved back to Center City10/18/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2017/12/12/reentry-office-reintegration-services-move-center-city-ceciley-bradford-jones/
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Generocity
Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen
10/17/17
http://generocity.org/philly/2016/08/18/bill-cobb-redeemed-civic-engagement/
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Generocity
Code for Philadelphia Hosts Hackathon Aimed at Reducing Recidivism
10/16/17
http://www.govtech.com/civic/Code-for-Philadelphia-Hosts-Hackathon-Aimed-at-Reducing-Recidivism.html
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GenerocityNavigating Reentry After Prison? There's an App For That10/14/17
http://www.gridphilly.com/grid-magazine/2018/1/3/navigating-reentry-after-prison-theres-an-app-for-that?rq=reentry
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Generocity
Barbara Richards and Tracy Pratt: Consider prison’s lasting effects
10/14/17
http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20170321/barbara-richards-and-tracy-pratt-consider-prisons-lasting-effects
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GenerocityNearly Half Of Prisoners Lack Access To Vocational Training10/11/17
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nearly-half-of-prisoners-lack-access-to-vocational_us_58c32447e4b0c3276fb784d0
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GenerocityWhy every Indiana inmate could soon have a tablet10/11/17
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/20/why-every-indiana-inmate-could-soon-have-tablet/98972704/
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Generocity
Behind Prison Walls, North Carolina Inmates Are Training Service Dogs—Or Are the Dogs Training Them?
10/9/17
https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/behind-prison-walls-north-carolina-inmates-are-training-service-dogsor-are-the-dogs-training-them/Content?oid=5093204
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Generocity
The case for bringing more educational opportunities to Nevada inmates
10/7/17
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/apr/24/educational-opportunities-nevada-inmates-CSN/
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GenerocityPrison to public housing project to be tested in CNY10/6/17
http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/prison-to-public-housing-project-to-be-tested-in-cny/674908558
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GenerocityGet to know the Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative10/5/17
https://www.meetup.com/ONA-Philly/events/236739853/?_cookie-check=wPfP0cVjyIwt4XNe
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Generocity
ormerly incarcerated artists can now apply to win a $20K arts fellowship
10/4/17
https://mic.com/articles/171844/formerly-incarcerated-artists-can-now-apply-to-win-a-20k-arts-fellowship#.wbyV1Xow6
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GenerocityBreaking Down Walls: From Prison to Power10/4/17
https://www.muralarts.org/events/breaking-walls-prison-power/
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GenerocityInfusing Journalism with Solutions10/3/17
http://nationalpress.org/topic/infusing-journalism-with-solutions/?st=8206&t=Mental%20Health&mm=Story
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GenerocityA Hack-a-Thon to Curb Recidivism9/30/17
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/A-Hack-a-Thon-to-Curb-Recidivism_Philadelphia-452003753.html
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Generocity
Everyone in NYC Jails Will Receive Re-Entry Services by Year's End, Mayor Says
9/29/17
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-York-Citys-Jailed-to-Receive-Re-Entry-Services-by-End-of-2017-Mayor-Says-417487933.html
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GenerocityWill D.C. Be the First U.S. City to Escape the Prison Trap?9/28/17
https://nextcity.org/features/view/dc-escape-prison-trap-reentry-office-of-returning-citizens-affairs
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Generocity
The Statistically Predictable and Wholly Tragic Story of Aquil Bickerstaff
9/28/17
https://nextcity.org/features/view/life-on-a-million-dollar-block-north-philadelphia
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GenerocityThe Pop-Up Approach to Fighting Mass Incarceration9/28/17
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/oakland-resources-released-prisoners-incarceration-pop-up
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GenerocityHow this Philly hackathon plans to help people after prison9/27/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/09/27/reentry-hackathon-developing-solutions-for-phillys-formerly-incarcerated/
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Generosity
Giving Building Materials and Ex-Inmates a Second Chance in Baltimore
9/27/17
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/building-materials-salvage-baltimore-ex-inmates
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NextCityHope behind bars9/12/17
https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?u=254c2e138ffc30a9c7b79ae49&id=1814857c97&e=0c89acc9ea
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NextCityHow Philly plans to ditch cash bail and what stands in the way9/11/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/09/11/how-philly-plans-to-ditch-cash-bail-and-what-stands-in-the-way/
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NextCity
Now he slings ice cream, instead of cocaine; ShopRite finds talent in former drug dealers
9/11/17
https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?u=254c2e138ffc30a9c7b79ae49&id=2f863b6c67&e=0c89acc9ea
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NextCity
Philadelphia jails are failing deaf inmates. Here’s what advocacy groups are doing about it
9/9/17
https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?u=254c2e138ffc30a9c7b79ae49&id=dba5d310b8&e=e0fe6d5cf3
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NextCityLOST & FOUND9/6/17
http://www.inquirer.com/exclusive/20130505_Inmates_meet_dogs_they_will_be_raising.html?authenticate=y
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NextCityInsider: the Practical Case for Helping Ex-Cons9/6/17
http://www.phillymag.com/citified/2015/06/22/insider-prisoner-reentry-benefits-hb-222/#more-2973280
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NextCityThe struggle with life in Philly, after serving time in prison9/5/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/The_struggle_outside_the_prison_walls_in_Philadelphia.html
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NextCity
Deal aims to end solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill prisoners in Pa.
9/2/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20150107_Deal_aims_to_end_solitary_confinement_for_seriously_mentally_ill_prisoners_in_Pa_.html
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NextCitySuit aims to end ban on elder-care work after felony9/1/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jane-von-bergen/20150502_Suit_aims_to_end_ban_on_elder-care_work_after_felony.html
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NextCityFriends through anguish8/30/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/20151129_Friends_through_anguish.html
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NextCityA prisoner, a frog, and a promise8/18/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20151216_Journey_to_freedom_for_a_jailhouse_pet.html
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NextCityPa. courts scramble to catch up to juvenile-lifers decision8/11/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20160211_Pa__courts_scramble_to_catch_up_to_juvenile-lifers_decision.html
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Philly.com
Inside a Philly criminal record expungement clinic: ‘Freedom is not just freedom’
7/28/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/28/inside-a-philly-criminal-record-expungement-clinic-freedom-is-not-just-freedom/
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Philly.comAt Graterford, lifers get degrees even if they'll never use them7/28/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160819_At_Graterford__lifers_get_degrees_even_if_they_ll_never_use_them.html
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Philly.com
6 takeaways for Philly from a national conference about women behind bars
7/25/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/25/6-takeaways-for-philly-from-a-national-conference-about-women-behind-bars/
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Philly.com
A day after murder acquittal, Anthony Wright rejoices in family, friends, freedom
7/25/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160825_A_day_after_murder_acquittal__Anthony_Wright_rejoices_in_family__friends__freedom.html
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Philly.com
Jaunts to jail: Pa. prison overcrowding leads to a Philly area cottage industry
7/24/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160826_Jaunts_to_jail__Pa__prison_overcrowding_leads_to_a_Philly_area_cottage_industry.html
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Philly.comAfter 40 years claiming innocence, Philly juvenile lifer is free7/23/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160902_After_40_years_claiming_innocence__Philly_juvenile_lifer_is_free.html
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Philly.com
The prisoner whose story led fellow inmates to raise funds for his defense
7/21/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160912_The_prisoner_whose_story_led_fellow_inmates_to_raise_funds_for_his_defense.html
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Philly.comThe Dilworth Awards: City honors three of its best and brightest7/18/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160914_The_Dilworth_Awards__City_honors_three_of_its_best_and_brightest.html
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Philly.com
Pennsylvania execution notices are ‘not worth the paper they’re written on’
7/17/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/17/pennsylvania-execution-notices-are-not-worth-the-paper-theyre-written-on/
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Philly.comJudge approves settlement in landmark criminal records case7/17/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/Judge-approves-settlement-in-landmark-criminal-records-case.html
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Philly.com
37 years in solitary confinement is enough for inmate from Philly, judge rules
7/17/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160921_For_aging_inmate__37_years_in_solitary_confinement_is_enough__judge_rules.html
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Philly.comA day to expunge criminal records is hugely popular in Philly7/14/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/law/20161111_A_day_to_expunge_criminal_records_is_hugely_popular_in_Philly.html
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Philly.com
As Philly’s inmate population plummets, why aren’t we saving any money?
7/12/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/12/as-phillys-inmate-population-plummets-why-arent-we-saving-any-money/
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Philly.com
Chill Moody will help raise money for music classes for Philly juvenile inmates
7/12/17
https://billypenn.com/2017/07/12/chill-moody-will-help-raise-money-for-music-classes-for-philly-juvenile-inmates/
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Philly.comIf you have a criminal record, read this7/12/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/jobs/If-you-have-a-criminal-record-read-this-INQ-Jobbing.html
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Philly.comLegal advocate helps workers under shadow of criminal records7/12/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20161120_Legal_advocate_helps_workers_under_shadow_of_criminal_records.html
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Philly.com
Philly's new reentry czar has a bold plan to end recidivism. Can she get it done?
7/12/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161208_Philly_s_new_reentry_czar_has_a_bold_plan_to_end_recidivism__Can_she_get_it_done_.html
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Philly.com
They married men in prison for life. Now, a change in the law could bring their husbands home.
7/7/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20161205_They_married_men_in_prison_for_life__Now__a_change_in_the_law_could_bring_their_husbands_home_.html
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Philly.comBEYOND BARS7/7/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/Rare_agreement_for_conservatives_and_liberals_Moving_more_people_out_of_prison_in_Philly.html
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Philly.comCould this one simple idea stop the revolving door to prison?7/7/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/recidivism-reentry-mentoring-Philadelphia-prison-program.html
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Philly.com
Now he slings ice cream, instead of cocaine; ShopRite finds talent in former drug dealers
7/6/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jane-von-bergen/416129173.html
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Philly.com
Taking the first step toward giving ex-offenders a second chance
7/5/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/leadership/20160819_Taking_the_first_step_toward_giving_ex-offenders_a_second_chance.html
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Philly.comWhat selling drugs taught him about running a supermarket7/5/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/What-selling-drugs-taught-him-about-running-a-supermarket.html
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Philly.com
Blue, red, urban, rural -- Pennsylvania voters back help for ex-offenders
6/30/17
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/labor_and_unions/Blue-red-urban-rural----Pennsylvania-voters-back-help-for-ex-offenders-.html
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