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Racial Disparities in Philly Prisons Persist, Despite 47% Decline in Incarcerated Population

The correctional complex on State Road in Philadelphia.
Emma Lee
The correctional complex on State Road in Philadelphia.

A new report based on interviews with formerly incarcerated Philadelphians shows the criminal justice system is still in need of reform. WHYY’s Sammy Caiola has more on the new findings, and proposed solutions.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 3/26/23)

Sammy Caiola is WHYY News’ first-ever gun violence prevention reporter. She is committed to doing trauma-informed journalism driven by the communities she covers. She has been a health reporter for the last eight years, first at The Sacramento Bee and then at Capital Public Radio. Her podcast, "After the Assault," explores the journey to justice and healing for survivors of sexual violence. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, dancing, and playing with her Labrador, Pepper.