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Prisoner Advocacy Group Looks Toward Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia Prison With Hope

The Pennsylvania Prison Society serves as an advocacy group for those incarcerated, working to make sure prisoners are humanely treated and given adequate resources.

06/30/2015

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Governor Wolf’s Moratorium On Death Penalty Continues To Draw Reaction

Critics and supporters continue to weigh in on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty in the state.

02/14/2015

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New Web Site Helps Phila. Ex-Offenders Return To Productive Life

There’s a bold new tool to help those getting out of prison make the transition to law-abiding citizen.

01/29/2014

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams, left, presents a check to policy director Ann Schwartzman and executive director William DiMascio of the Pennsylvania Prison Society.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Pennsylvania Anti-Recidivism Program Gets Stopgap Funding From State

Pennsylvania Prison Society executive director William DiMascio says the program had been highly successful over the past four years helping ex-offender fathers get training, jobs, and access to social services that helped them take care of their families.

11/19/2012