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3 inmates die of fentanyl overdose; jail investigating

Two of the men died, and one was hospitalized, officials said Wednesday.

By The Associated Press

Updated: December 11, 2019 | 3:35 pm

Paying rent to your jailers: Inmates are billed millions of dollars for their stays in Pa. prisons.

Wardens say it teaches financial responsibility, inmates and prison researchers say it’s too burdensome.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Lawsuit: Clinton County jail staff ignored, ridiculed sick inmate before death

The family of a sick inmate who died inside a rural Pennsylvania jail two years ago claims guards and medical professionals ignored and even ridiculed his medical distress while they documented his agony the last two weeks of his life.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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In Pittsburgh, juvenile offenders at the Allegheny County jail go back to school, too

"In this building, in this part of the building, you are a student. You'll be treated like a student."
By An-Li Herring/WESA

New city agency to oversee Philly’s ‘fragmented’ reentry for former prisoners

“We’ve got an infrastructure that is really good,” said Bianca Van Heydoorn. “We’ve got an opportunity to improve on that. And who wouldn’t want to do that?”

By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads