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Coroner: Prisoner at SCI Camp Hill died by suicide

A prisoners' rights advocate notes, this is the fourth prisoner death in Pa. in the past eight days.
By Brett Sholtis

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

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Prison guards union asks court to review vax-or-test mandate

The union that represents corrections officers in Pennsylvania prisons wants a state court to intervene over the governor’s recent mandate that they all get coronavirus vaccines or submit to weekly testing.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Updated: August 12, 2021 | 2:36 pm

Prison guards union warns Wolf of legal action over vaccine or test policy

Nursing home operators appear to be split over a similar policy announced today.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

‘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

Prison guards, inmates lack vaccine access as COVID-19 rages at SCI Forest

Three Pennsylvania corrections officers and six prisoners have died from the virus in the past week.

By Brett Sholtis