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Malcolm Jenkins' Criminal Justice Season

This week, Eagles All-Pro safety Malcolm Jenkins talks to NFL officials about criminal justice, and revives a call to pass the Clean Slate Act

This past week, my Eagles teammate Torrey Smith and I invited NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to join us and our teammates Chris Long and Rodney McLeod for a day of meetings to learn about the inner workings and challenges of the criminal justice system.

They were surprised to learn that a third of all Pennsylvanians have a criminal record. That’s right: One-third. Check out the video from our day.

One of the things we learned is that even common non-violent misdemeanors—disorderly conduct; unreasonable noise; trespassing; scattering rubbish; criminal mischief; graffitican follow someone for life. Every job application, every attempt to get a lease for an apartment, or a mortgage for a house, finds one out of every three Pennsylvania working citizens having difficulty moving on with their lives due to the stigma of having a prior record. 

That’s why, as I wrote last week, I’m supporting The Clean Slate Act (Senate Bill 529 and House Bill 1419), which is designed to give a second chance to those who have a clean record for 10+ years by removing that stigma and allowing them to be a productive member of society.  

Shouldn’t we try to help those individuals who are trying hard to rebuild their lives and be a part of the community? Please watch the following video and contact your electeds at www.yesoncleanslateact.org. 

Philadelphia

Eagles

vs

New York

Giants

Homicides per 1,000 residents

0.18

Giants

Homicides per 1,000 residents

0.03

Violent crime per 1,000 residents

10.3

Giants

Violent crime per 1,000 residents

5.78

Marijuana decriminalization

Yes

Tie

Marijuana decriminalization

Yes

Police involved shootings

23

Eagles

Police involved shootings

89

People in jail per 100,000 residents

448

Giants

People in jail per 100,000 residents

109

% police of color /
% population of color

43.2/55

Eagles

% police of color /
% population of color

47.8/67.2

People incarcerated pre-trial per 100,000 residents

134

Giants

People incarcerated pre-trial per 100,000 residents

86

# juveniles sentenced to life without parole

307

Giants

# juveniles sentenced to life without parole

0

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For more information on this data, see the Criminal Justice Season Explained page.

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