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Racial disparities plague Pennsylvania’s life-without-parole system - but can it be fixed?

September 18, 2018

An inmate at SCI Graterford, a recently closed state prison in Montgomery County.

By Staff

For State Sen. Sharif Street, the most promising sign in his quixotic bid to reform Pennsylvania’s life-without-parole system came in the form of a call from Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers’ libertarian political advocacy group.

“It was some surprise when they sought us out,” he said. “It’s my first time being on the same side of an issue with them.”

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