Happy Thursday, neighbors. This chilly morning let's dive into two critical topics for the city: a special new report on generational patterns of crime and reactions to plans for safe-injection sites opening here.
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Though Pennsylvania doesn't keep statistics on incarcerated relatives, at State Correctional Institution-Graterford there are as many as 41 father-son pairs and seven sets of fathers, sons, and grandsons.
Philly has a bold plan to reduce its prison population, but a cycle of violence in which innocent children grow up to be criminals, often like their parents, continues.
In a new special report, reporter Samantha Melamed explores the epidemic of families in prison together and finds a striking pattern in violent crime.
Philadelphia officials took a bold step to address the opioid crisis Tuesday, encouraging the opening of safe injection sites where people can safely inject drugs under medical supervision.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell has thrown his support behind the plans, saying the struggle reminds him of legalizing an underground needle exchange as one of his first acts as mayor in 1992.
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