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Jay-Z criticizes sentencing of local rapper Meek Mill during concert at Wells Fargo Center

Mill, who is signed to Jay-Z's management company, is serving two to four years in state prison for violating probation. The sentence has become a rallying point for criminal justice reform.


Pa. guidelines for school discipline may change

A legislative report found disparities in how different demographic groups are treated. It recommends giving districts clearer direction on suspensions and arrests. A bill is now in committee.


Workshop School symposium tackles the topic of mass incarceration

Students created presentations that demonstrated the factors leading to the high rate of imprisonment in the United States.

by Darryl Murphy, video by Melanie Bavaria