Called “Hidden Lives Illuminated,” the film series aims to confront museum visitors and neighbors with the lived experience of prisoners who come, mostly, from nearby communities, but whose voices are rarely heard.
“Probation violations drive Pennsylvania’s mass incarceration crisis,” the ACLU said. “Detainers lodged against those charged with, but not convicted of, probation violations hold thousands in pretrial status.”
“We’ve heard complaints regarding these officers for years regarding illegal search and seizure, physical abuse. They rarely turn their body cameras on when they’re supposed to and almost never turn them on the entire time.”
"The inquiry shall be limited to Petitioners’ allegations regarding systemic failures of the First Judicial District to properly conduct cash-bail matters pursuant to current law, as well as any suggestions for action by this Court in response to those alleged systemic failures."