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$71K gift will help with campaign to end debtors’ prison

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A new effort to help Delawareans pay various court-imposed fines and fees as they navigate their way to better lives just got a big financial boost. The Wilmington Alliance has given $71,000 to replenish the Friendship House Fines Fund. The money will go to “lifting capias, covering new state IDs, new state driver licenses and/or Delaware birth certificates or other costs …

Virtual summit on Delaware’s correctional system to be held this week

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A two-day virtual summit focused on improving Delaware’s correctional system will begin Tuesday morning.  The event, organized by Sen. Marie Pinkney, D-New Castle, and Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle South, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 23 and is open to the public.  The “State of State of Corrections” summit …