About 10,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania fraudulently applied for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said.
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Starting Saturday, officials will use the State Correctional Institution at Retreat in northeastern Pennsylvania as the reception facility for male inmates.
A prison psychologist in Pennsylvania has lost his license over a string of suicides and suicide attempts at a now-closed state prison.
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.
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.
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.