Department of Corrections

A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer.
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Paul Kurtz
March 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer. Notices have gone out to inmates and staff that July 1 is the date that all state prisons will become tobacco-free. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton says there...
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Steve Tawa
December 18, 2018 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- People who have been complaining for months about the Department of Corrections' mail policy showed up at Governor Wolf's Philadelphia office, to hand-deliver hundreds of holiday cards. As they rally on behalf of loved ones in prison, these folks got creative with...
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The Transformation Yoga Project offers yoga classes to inmates.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 07, 2018 - 10:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Yoga classes have been popping up everywhere in Philadelphia — in parks, on piers, outside City Hall. But perhaps the most unusual spot is inside the city's prison system, though given the mental, as well as physical, benefits attributed to yoga, there may be no place...
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Gov. Tom Wolf met with Department of Corrections officers Sept. 5, 2018, to discuss safety concerns and announce new protocols.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
September 05, 2018 - 12:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration provided more details of new procedures to address in the influx of illegal substances that have sickened state prison staffers in recent weeks. The rash of illnesses resulted in a lockdown of state prisons that started last week...
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Prison
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Tony Romeo
August 29, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ordered an immediate lockdown of all state prisons Wednesday after reports of almost 30 staff members became sickened by unknown substances over the past few weeks. "The safety and security of our employees is my number one...
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March 30, 2018 - 5:17 pm
Video of Behind Bars: A Look Inside Long Awaited Graterford State Prison Replacement
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