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Inmate suspected of homicide escapes from a Pennsylvania jail using bed sheets

Warren police say Michael Burham was last seen wearing a blue denim coat and an orange jail jumpsuit but had likely changed clothes.

By The Associated Press

Probe: Pandemic jobless pay went to Pennsylvania inmates

About 10,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

State prisons changing inmate intake as part of coronavirus prevention efforts

Starting Saturday, officials will use the State Correctional Institution at Retreat in northeastern Pennsylvania as the reception facility for male inmates.

By Staff

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Psychologist loses license after suicides at closed prison

A prison psychologist in Pennsylvania has lost his license over a string of suicides and suicide attempts at a now-closed state prison.

By The Associated Press

Updated: 2019-11-18 11:21:05

Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions

The Corrections Department and lawyers for the inmates who sued announced an agreement Monday that provides people on death row at least 42½ hours a week out of their cell, daily access to phones and contact visits with their families, lawyers and religious advisers.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

13 prison employees suspended in Pennsylvania inmate death

A Corrrections spokeswoman says the suspension of employees over an inmate death is uncommon.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Court to decide if probationers can use medical marijuana

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether people on probation and other forms of supervision can use cannabis if they are registered in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

By The Associated Press

Pa. prison guard’s fingertip bitten off during inmate attack

Prison officials at Camp Hill State Correctional Institute confirmed an “inmate-on-staff assault” occurred Saturday, resulting in two officers being treated at a hospital.

By The Associated Press