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How are state prison inmates being prepared for reentry?

The DOC indicates that’s why they prepare them for re-entry from the first day they are incarcerated.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Pennsylvania aims to reduce wait for clemency by years

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said his goal is for the state Board of Pardons to use the online system to turn around an application for a pardon or commutation in a year or less.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

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Prison guard vaccinations increase after governor’s mandate

The Corrections Department said Friday more than 6,700 workers have now been vaccinated, nearly 43% of the total.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Wetzel leaving as prisons chief, Wolf names acting successor

Wolf plans to name as acting secretary George Little, who has overseen community corrections, parole and probation field supervision services, and parole re-entry operations.

By The Associated Press

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

Workers in Pa. prisons, COVID-19 hotspots, aren’t getting vaccinated. Here’s why that’s dangerous.

Approximately one-fifth of prison staffers have reported being vaccinated, far less than the roughly half of those incarcerated in Pennsylvania facilities.

By Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA

Autopsy report pending for Pa. prisoner who died 2 days after receiving J&J vaccine

A 45-year-old incarcerated man who received the one-shot inoculation died at the facility, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY