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Billy PENN: Philly got a $4 million MacArthur Foundation Grant

Billy Penn dot com: Philly got a $4 million MacArthur Foundation Grant – On top of Philly news The city will use it to continue criminal justice reform efforts, including reducing the prison population.

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#FREEGIGI

In October 2015, Gigi Thomas survived a violent attack on her life. Transgender women of color face a violent society every day of their lives and face injustice at the hands of the criminal justice system on a regular basis. After saving the lives of so many trans women and women of color in street-based economies, saved her own life–and is incarcerated.

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TEDX On The  Bad Smell Of Project ROSE

TEDX On The Bad Smell Of Project ROSE

Dominique Roe Sepowitz speaks about social work ethics in this video but these ethics have been questioned by her peers. Social workers described in an editorial in Afilia–a journal of women and social work–how Project ROSE violates the ethical and professional standards of both the NASW and CSWE.

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Prison Library

NACDL’s Webcast: HIV Criminalization Webinar

NACDL’s Webcast: HIV Criminalization Webinar

U=U is Undetectable = Untransmittable: M Dante sat in on the National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) Criminalization Webinar to see how this topic addresses and affects sex workers, and how the Positive Justice Project helps.


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10 Ways To Help Incarcerated Sex Workers

10 Ways To Help Incarcerated Sex Workers

Our goal is to provide books that will improve the lives of prisoners, to provide educational resources, and to help reduce the likelihood of their returning to the prison system. Our communities fare better when prisoners returning to society have had an opportunity to learn, grow, and mature as individuals. Books provide the inspiration and knowledge for that growth. And books provided by sex workers, about sex workers, for sex workers, and to sex workers are the greatest way we can invite them to participate in our community and let them tell us how we can improve our efforts to make sure that they have the tools to develop the best version of themselves.

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Forge a Way and Persevere

Forge a Way and Persevere

I am smack-dab in the middle of a 5-year sentence, writing from a halfway house. The clients, at most, were given small fines, yet for the most part they were left alone. My friends—-coworkers, were never charged. I’m happy for them. I wouldn’t wish this heartache on their families, as what has happened to me has greatly impacted my two children. Why was I charged?

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Beyond Bars

PA Now Pardons For Free

If you want to get a conviction scrubbed in Pennsylvania, you had better have at least $63 set aside. Eight bucks to download the application. $20 for a criminal background check, another $10 for a driving record, and then a $25 processing fee. At least, that was the case until now. Katie Meyer, WITF March 17, 2019

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Philadelphia In April: Rising Tide. Maternity Care Coalition.

Philadelphia In April: Rising Tide. Maternity Care Coalition.

Happening In Philadelphia: A Rising Tide. Maternity Care Coalition. The public face of over-incarceration is overwhelmingly male. However, between 1980 and 2016, the number of incarcerated women in the U.S. increased by more than 700 percent.

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SXSW SEX WORK ALLIES AND ORGANIZERS MEET UP IN AUSTIN

Sex Worker Rights Organizers and Allies will be hosting a sex worker organizers and allies meet and greet in Austin on March 10th from 6-9 to write letters to incarcerated sex workers and talk about all the work going on throughout the country regarding the full...

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