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Prostitution “Diversion” Programs – Yale Law School

Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) released two complementary analyses on prostitution “diversion” programs (PDPs), one national in scope and the other focused specifically on New York City programing. The reports reveal that PDPs in the United States are...

Congratulations Cyntoia

SWOP Behind Bars and D/17 celebrate your clemency, and wish you a wonderful new life And now an update from: Colors of Change After over 14 years of serving a life sentence, the work Cyntoia put into securing her own freedom has paid off, the work that so many...

SBB Applauds PA DoC

Under pressure, Pa. prisons repeal restrictive book policy Samantha Melamed DAVID SWANSON / Staff Photographer  The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections — which in September announced it would put a halt to book donation programs and mail-order books and...

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

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. For 15 years, Philadelphia’s prison system has held more inmates than it was...