Progressives vs. Safety

Philly’s former district attorney on how Larry Krasner’s progressive policies fail to prevent crime — and what we should do differently

By R. Seth Williams

Citizen of the Week: Rev. Dr. Michelle Simmons

Rev. Simmons’ Germantown nonprofit Why Not Prosper helps recently incarcerated women get their lives back — and stay out of prison for good

By Christina Griffith

Bailing Out Moms

More than 80 percent of women in Philly jails are awaiting trial. Help the People’s Paper Co-op pay their bail in time for Mother’s Day — then, welcome them home

By Lauren McCutcheon and Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: More Public Defense Spending

Pennsylvania is the only state that doesn’t provide money for public defenders. What would it look like if they — like progressive prosecutors — had the resources to be reformers?

By Emily Nonko

Who Has the Guts to Say We Need Cops?

For progressives, it's the ultimate inconvenient truth: We need better, smarter policing and prosecution to combat gun violence. Eric Adams is saying that in NY. Anyone here care to agree?

By Larry Platt

Watch: Fixing the Prison Industrial Complex

Author Piper Kerman and Reform Alliance CEO Robert Rooks on achieving what is achievable: safety and reform

The Real Story Behind Philly’s Violence Epidemic

D.A. Larry Krasner is in denial, the mayor has thrown up his hands, and the police commissioner has gone MIA. But maybe the ultimate solution to our historic scourge of violence lies beyond them, anyway

By Larry Platt

Generation Change Philly: The Fair Justice Funder

With his De-Carceration Fund, Chris Bentley plans to invest up to $20 million to radically change our unjust criminal justice system

By Jessica Blatt Press