Holmesburg: Does Philadelphia Need a New Prison?

Holmesburg: Does Philadelphia Need a New Prison?

Philadelphia’s City Council is attempting to pass a bill to replace the House of Correction located at 8001 State Rd., which currently houses 1,500 inmates. Plans are to replace the facility, which opened in 1927, with a building up-to-code on proper fire suppression system, an electronic cell door release for emergency evacuation situations, federally-regulated video surveillance systems […]

 By Lana Adams

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Three Lifers from Prison Start New Lives After Sentences Commuted

Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Three Lifers from Prison Start New Lives After Sentences Commuted

As one of his last acts as governor, the former prosecutor Ed Rendell commuted the life sentences of three men–one more than he had commuted during his entire eight years as governor. In their first interviews, the men talk about their lives in prison and outside.