Bill Hart


Nutter Administration Sees Medical Coverage For Former Prisoners a Key To Lower Crime

This initiative could come to Pennsylvania if Gov. Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan is approved.


(Thousands of hopeful job applicants showed up at a May 17th job fair for ex-offenders.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2013 IN REVIEW: New Programs, New Title For Philadelphia’s Ex-Offenders

On May 17th, a city-sponsored job fair for ex-offenders was abruptly canceled when thousands of applicants swarmed the Municipal Services Building.


(A RISE orientation session at Philadelphia Municipal Court, 11th and Ludlow Streets.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Once Called Ex-Cons, Philadelphia ‘Returning Citizens’ Begin Six Weeks of Reintegration

More than 70 people sat in a room that was standing-room-only. In the first hour, reintegration specialists set the tone.


(Attendees at a job fair for ex-convicts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The previous attempt was postponed and moved to a larger venue after overwhelming turnout the first time around.  Credit: Cherrie Gregg)

Rescheduled Philly Job Fair For Ex-Cons Goes More Smoothly Than First Try

Thousands of men and women with résumés in hand stood in orderly lines to speak with employers and apply for services. The city’s attempt to hold the event in May was shut down when the turnout overwhelmed the facility.


(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Law Firm Advises Employers On New ‘Ban the Box’ Law

Those regulations prohibit employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background on the initial application.