Stories

Stories told from the perspectives of Advocates, Public Defenders, clients, and more.

Defenders stand between people & the nightmare of wrongful conviction

To prevent wrongful convictions, invest in public defense solutions

By Emily Galvin-Almanza

Defenders stand between people & the nightmare of wrongful conviction
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Feelings about facts are not as good as facts themselves.

Memo to Policymakers: Don’t Let Emotion Drive Crime Policy


Feelings about facts are not as good as facts themselves.
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WHYY covered PFJ's next lauch

Delco Public Defender’s Office to join forces with national Partners for Justice

WHYY covered PFJ's next lauch
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Advocates Carolina Arango and Carly Frieders on why mental health matters

"Housing, employment and public benefits are all forms of mental health care, boosting clients’ wellbeing and easing their stress and isolation."

Advocates Carolina Arango and Carly Frieders on why mental health matters
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Ivy Harris on KBJ

"Where a white legal professional might see stats, I see people. Because, after all, the systemic issues that affect my clients have also affected me."

Ivy Harris on KBJ
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Research

Just a few years behind bars can increase risk of death by 80% and shave a decade off a person's life.

Incarceration and poor health function as a causal loop: being incarcerated negatively affects health, and the factors that contribute to poor health increase the likelihood of system involvement.

Just a few years behind bars can increase risk of death by 80% and shave a decade off a person's life.
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