Staff writer (justice/prisons/city life/TBD) and bar columnist at Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News. smelamed (at)philly(dot)com

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RT @Will_Bunch: Here's the most important column I've written in a while. The cruel conduct of America's not-so-secret immigration…
RT @jenniferkates: Deeply sad and troubled that @NSMPhilly has fired their three organizers, who I know and respect. Read their letter…
“I called up there. I said, He's not well. He’s got suicidal ideation.' I was told, ‘We take this seriously. We’ll look into it.'” A few weeks later, he was dead. 
"Under Krasner, prosecutors must now calculate what a sentence would cost before recommending it, and argue why the cost is justified. He estimates it costs $115 a day to incarcerate one person." Lots of great stuff in this update from @mauraewing 
RT @newskag: I have never seen this many #phled kids at a protest, and I've been covering the district for almost a decade. Wall…
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