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Searching for Justice: Life After Prison

Beginning Monday November 15th, PBS NewsHour will broadcast a five-part series

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Community groups demand an end to controversial training contract at Allegheny County Jail

The training, provided by Corrections Special Application Unit (C-SAU), arms corrections officers with rubber projectiles to use when an inmate refuses to exit their cell.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Updated: 2021-08-12 14:36:11

Prison guards union warns Wolf of legal action over vaccine or test policy

Nursing home operators appear to be split over a similar policy announced today.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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Pennsylvania to start housing unvaccinated inmates together

The Pennsylvania prison system also announced it is stopping in-person visits for the thousands of unvaccinated inmates.

By The Associated Press

ACLU-PA sues Montgomery County for blocking attorney-client meetings in county jail

The federal lawsuit accuses officials at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility of barring ACLU lawyers from meeting with their clients in the prison in Eagleville.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Wolf commutes life sentences for 13 jailed on murder charges

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced Friday he has commuted the life sentences of 13 Pennsylvania inmates, clearing the way for their release to halfway houses.

By The Associated Press

Philadelphia aims to cut jail population by 15% with grant

Philadelphia plans to continue its efforts to reduce the city’s jail population and to reduce racial inequities in its criminal justice system with the help of a $2.275 million MacArthur Foundation grant.

By The Associated Press

Confronted with significant flaws in coronavirus data, Pa. corrections officials concede ‘it’s unacceptable’

A five-month analysis by Spotlight PA found large fluctuations in the number of tests administered and unexplained changes to the death count.

By Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA