Project HOPE addresses the lack of legal and reentry support to incarcerated Philadelphians by serving as the core of an expansive advocacy network. You can watch the video here.
Childhood friend and codefendant of Terrance Lewis, Jehmar Gladden returns home after over two decades of incarceration. Troy Crichton Esq. proved that Mr. Gladden was subject to a wrongful conviction. Jehmar's conviction and life sentence were vacated, and he returned home Aug 10th. Learn more about The Liberation Foundation's involvement in Mr. Gladden's case. Read the Philadelphia Inquirer's feature here.
At a June 15 press conference for the District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit, Liberation Foundation founder Terrance Lewis addressed the crowd, describing the importance of the unit's work. See the full video here!
Liberation Foundation volunteers Carson Eckhard, Natalia Rommen and Sarah Simon received the prestigious President's Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania to further their work with The Liberation Foundation. The $100,000 grant will advance the Foundation's advocacy work with wrongfully convicted Pennsylvanians and expand programming through a reentry preparation program. Read more about Project HOPE here.
The Liberation Foundation recently received a MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge Microgrant to expand programming related to reentry preparation. The Liberation Foundation is among a cohort of local nonprofits working to reduce the prison population in Philadelphia to receive support from the Safety and Justice Challenge. For more information about the grant, click here.