At one point, each post on the Racism at Biglerville Facebook page carried several threads of comments. As more alumni added stories, the allegations grew in scope — from accounts of racist bullying to racially biased discipline to sexual harassment — and they spanned decades in time.
Prison staff are currently slated to be vaccinated in the 1b phase of the state’s distribution plan. But PSCOA President John Eckenrode says it’s not soon enough. He says outbreaks will continue to happen at state prisons until personnel are vaccinated.
A possibility under discussion is eventually providing COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the broader essential services, including medical care and other vaccinations, that are typically offered to asylum applicants before they are released.
Financial details were not immediately available, though the Steelers made no secret of the need for Roethlisberger to take a pay cut to ease some of the burden of his NFL-high $41.25-million salary-cap hit scheduled for 2021.
Philadelphia — its own vaccine jurisdiction — prioritized vaccine access for people age 75 or older. But in the rest of Pennsylvania, people over 65 and those with qualifying medical conditions are eligible for the vaccine at pharmacies.