Pennsylvania Prison Society

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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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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

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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