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In Pa. first, Harrisburg Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Move will force victims into public eye
By Russ Walker

Documentary looks at how life without parole affects families of the incarcerated

Commutations are rare, taking toll on loved ones
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Bipartisan support for a criminal justice initiative that works … sorta

But do drug courts shut their doors to too many?
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Selling the census, one Pa. community at a time

Civic groups, nonprofits organize to reach the hard-to-count
By Russ Walker

Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants justice

Plans new statewide conviction integrity unit
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Trump aims to win hearts (and votes) of black voters

President's campaign stressing criminal justice reforms
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

What does it take to run an election?

30+ states require specific training for election officials; Pennsylvania doesn’t
By Emily Previti

Delaware Co. DA takes lead on busting polluters

Jack Stollsteimer proves the adage that elections have consequences
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

The contradictions of marijuana legalization

Where there's political will, there's a way ... sort of
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Captive market results in higher prices

Discussing our prison commissary project
By Joseph Darius Jaafari