The Philadelphia Tribune lifts up in this piece many of the problems endemic to Philadelphia’s criminal justice system that were raised at the Justice League NYC’s REFORM event on Tuesday, March 13: excessive cash bail, police corruption and misconduct, lengthy parole terms. Philly is also at a turning point. The article quotes YSRP Co-Director Joanna Visser Adjoian, who appeared on a panel that night, speaking about the change we need to see in the treatment of children in the adult criminal justice system:
We would like to see real progress around moving the kids that are sitting in adult jails out of the facilities that are not designed for kids.
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Co-Director Joanna Visser Adjoian joined civil rights leaders Bryan Stevenson and Al Sharpton, as well as local criminal justice reform leaders Reggie Shuford of the ACLU, YSRP Advisory Board member Brad Bridge of the Defender Association, Penn Professor Marie Gottschalk, YSRP Advisory Board Member and JLUSA leader Rueben Jones, and Reverend Greg Holston of POWER.