Philly High School Students Lead Symposium On Mass IncarcerationStudents at high schools in West Philadelphia and Overbrook gathered at the School District Building on Broad Street to compare notes on issues related to mass incarceration.
Public Hearing Focuses On Mental Health And Mass IncarcerationState Representative Margo Davidson is opening up conversations about the link between mental health and a growing prison system.
Prison Historic Site Takes Hard Look At Mass IncarcerationPhiladelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary opened in 1829 with the belief that criminals could redeem themselves, and it was cruel to crowd or mistreat them. The only light came from the skylight in the vaulted ceiling, sending the message that only the light of God and hard work could lead to reform.
Freedom Theater To Host Award-Winning Play That Tackles Issue Of Mass IncarcerationTitled, "12 x 9," the critically acclaimed production is set in an overpopulated federal prison where a drug lord, devout Christian and sociopath are forced to live, love and cope behind bars.