Speaking Freely With the ACLU-PA
"Make their wrongs more right" : Ending death by incarceration
In 1974, there were approximately 500 people serving life-without-parole, what prisoners and activists call death-by-incarceration, in Pennsylvania. Today, there are more than 5,000. In September, the Abolitionist Law Center, a prisoners' rights legal advocacy group in Pittsburgh, released a new report on DBI called A Way Out: Abolishing Death by Incarceration in Pennsylvania. In this episode, we hear from Quinn Cozzens, a staff attorney from ALC and a co-author of the report. Quinn talks...
Back to School, Part 2
For part two of our two-part back-to-school series, we hear from Preston Heldibridle, state policy associate for the Pennsylvania Youth Congress. PYC is an LGBTQ youth advocacy group and a client of ACLU-PA in defense of the Boyertown Area School District's practice of allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms appropriate to their gender identity. (More information is available at aclupa.org/Boyertown.) As a recent high school graduate, Preston offers the perspective of...