Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Ryan Briggs is an investigative journalist who has covered politics, criminal justice and government policy since 2011. He has worked as a staff reporter for Next City, the Philadelphia City Paper, Philly.com and City & State PA, while contributing stories to a variety of other news outlets as a freelancer, including WHYY.

Latest by Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Cash grab: As asset forfeiture quietly expands across Pa., abuses follow

Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Lancaster, York, Berks, Lebanon and Lehigh counties have nearly doubled their share of forfeited cash since 2012.
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY and Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Eastern Pennsylvania’s population growth bypasses western Pa.

“You could say Philadelphia is part of the East Coast and Pittsburgh and Erie are part of the Midwest. And the Midwest isn’t doing so well.”
By Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Philadelphia devotes $4.4 million to ‘holistic’ anti-violence programs

“Violence is only a symptom of a larger crisis of pervasive poverty in Philadelphia.”
By Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Critics of youth solitary confinement want Pennsylvania to limit its use

“If you’re using solitary confinement it should be for minutes, it should not be for hours."
By Ryan Briggs, WHYY