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Gov. Phil Murphy
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KYW Staff
May 01, 2020 - 1:28 pm
As New Jersey prepares to open parks and golf courses this weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy is pleading with people to comply with the new rules. Read the latest here.
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Cherri Gregg
April 13, 2020 - 7:17 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections reported its first coronavirus-related death of an inmate. Meanwhile, Philadelphia courts have been swiftly working to reduce inmate populations in the city's jails. Read the latest here.
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KYW Staff
April 10, 2020 - 2:11 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf used his executive powers on Friday to order the sate's Department of Correction to free some inmates from state prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those releases could start as early as next week. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
March 19, 2020 - 3:58 pm
Lawyers for a Philadelphia man on death row for a murder he claims he did not commit have filed an emergency motion asking for his release., saying the man is exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
August 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has completed its internal review of the parole system, following a string of murders allegedly committed by individuals still under the state's supervision. The 33-page report , released Wednesday, includes a sweeping review...
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David Madden
August 29, 2019 - 1:24 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears a transgender woman allegedly held in men’s prisons in New Jersey for more than a year will be moved to the state’s women’s prison next month, according to lawyers working on the woman’s behalf. The inmate, identified in a state lawsuit under the pseudonym...
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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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The Transformation Yoga Project offers yoga classes to inmates.
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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.
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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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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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