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District Attorney Seth Williams (center), with participants in the program, including 8 young men (to Williams' right) in the first class. (Credit: Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

‘Choice Is Yours’ Program Gives Nonviolent Criminals Hope For The Future

Eight young Philadelphians recently arrested — a new crop of nonviolent drug offenders — are part of the first class of a new program that offers educational help, job training and social services support, to avoid prison.


(Credit:  Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Prison Expansion Dedicated

Saying he was filled with mixed emotions, Warden Julio Algarin presided over the dedication of the new dormitory-style expansion that can accommodate just over five hundred prisoners on work-release or serving sentences for DUI and other nonviolent crimes.


(Pennsylvania state senator Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montco, listens as  state auditor general Jack Wagner speaks at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Pushes For Prison Alternatives For Nonviolent Offenders

Pennsylvania could save millions on prison costs if the state made better use of alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders, according to state auditor general Jack Wagner.