Current Cases & Projects

Challenging Federal Detention Center of Philadelphia’s Visitation Policy

In 2016, the FDC instituted a new visitation policy for inmates being held while awaiting trial or sentencing. Pre-trial inmates are the majority of those held at the facility, and they may remain at the FDC for months or years. The new policy limits the people who can visit these inmates to a narrowly defined […]

Pennsylvania Dental Advocacy Project

Adequate dental health care is essential to overall health and well-being, and yet too many children are denied dental care every year due to a number of economic, structural, and geographic issues. According to a research brief published by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute in December 2015, Pennsylvania has the seventh largest gap in the country between Medicaid-enrolled children and privately insured children for the utilization of dental care. While Pennsylvania’s statistics have somewhat improved, a large number of children are still not receiving dental care.