November 15, 2021

In the News

A Humanitarian Crisis in Philadelphia Prisons
Over the past few months, The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported shockingly inhumane conditions in Philadelphia’s prisons.[1] This year alone, 14 people in Philadelphia prisons have died.[2] People are locked in cells for sometimes 22 or 23 hours a day, experience delays in medical care, limited access to showers, no in-person visits, and limited access to phone or video calls.[3] The Pennsylvania Prison Society, which works to ensure humane prison and jail conditions, has been responding to reports of inhumane conditions and is calling on elected officials to immediately address the crisis.
Juris Magazine
by Felicia Dusha