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Pennsylvania Prison Society

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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

(The final meeting of the "Philly ReNew" program at the Pennsylvania Prison Society's headquarters on North Broad Sreet.  Credit: David Madden)

Pa. Funding Cut is Bad News for Philadelphia Program for Former Prisoners

A local program that aids fathers who had done prison time readjust to society is being phased out, because state funding has been cut off.

06/15/2012

(Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Miss America Advocates Children, Like Her, With Incarcerated Parents

Miss America appeared with the Pennsylvania Prison Society yesterday at City Hall. The topic: the effects of parental incarceration on children. Miss America is one of those children.

02/10/2012