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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

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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

‘A turning point’: Thousands in Pa. prisons will be offered COVID-19 vaccine

At least 11 of the state’s 23 prisons have started to receive the vaccine, with thousands of inmates and corrections staff expected to be offered a shot in coming weeks, according to corrections officials and incarcerated people.

By Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA

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

Guard, 11 inmates hurt in Corrections Department bus crash

State police say the crash in the turnpike’s eastbound lanes in Conewago Township occurred around 8:35 a.m. Friday, when one of the vehicle’s tires “suddenly deflated” and the bus struck a concrete barrier before coming to a stop in the left lane.

By The Associated Press