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Bill Cosby, now 83, grins in newly released Pa. prison mug shot

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently updated Cosby’s mug shot, something routinely done to document changes to inmates’ appearance as they age.

By The Associated Press

More Pennsylvania inmates accused of fraudulently seeking jobless checks

While some of the accused never received the money, others are alleged to have reaped large amounts.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. offering ‘safe return’ to some parolees who have violated supervision rules

As long as they don’t have any outstanding arrest warrants for new charges, they’ll likely return home afterwards.
By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

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Fayette County district attorney announce 23 prison corruption indictments

“When we started this, we never knew how deep the corruption was."
By The Associated Press

Outbreak at Lewisburg federal prison drives surge in Union County COVID-19 cases

Sparsely populated Union County has the highest COVID-19 case rate in Pennsylvania.
By Brett Sholtis

What’s happening with COVID-19 in jails?

Most Pa. counties aren't sharing much info about epidemic in their prisons
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Tired of the politics, a press conference is sidelined by its audience

A state legislator’s unveiling of a prison reform measure is overtaken by frustrated crowd demanding concrete changes in policing and criminal justice
By Joseph Darius Jaafari