Status of reopening of the courts

This page will be updated frequently. E-mail the Defender (contact@philadefender.org) if you have any questions. Though courts are re-opening, there are still many unresolved issues as the FJD works to ensure the safety of everyone who works and enters Philly’s courtrooms during the current pandemic. We will be updating this page as we receive new…

Defender E-Newsletter April 25, 2020

WEEKLY UPDATE April 25, 2020 Have an event, news, highlight, or big win to share? Send it to George Jackson (x6768) COVID-19 Info and Updates Defender COVID-19 Updates   During the pandemic, we’re keeping records of the prison population, hearing result summaries, daily release data and more in our COVID-19 Defender Updates document.    CLICK…

Keir Bradford-Grey on Expedited Hearings in Philly Courts

Working with the Courts, the Defender has secured releases for hundreds of clients. This is no time to devote our attention to sensational storylines that distract from or derail the progress we are just beginning to make. PHILADELPHIA– “Since we began our expedited hearings last week, we’ve worked collaboratively with the District Attorney’s Office and…

Philly Defender Q&A: COVID-19 Emergency

Philly’s public defenders know that our clients, their families, and friends are extremely concerned about their health during this pandemic. We’re still doing our best to represent and ensure the health and safety of our clients and our communities, and are working hard to provide you with as much information as we can during these…