Inmates

Interior of a prison cell
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David Madden
May 31, 2020 - 4:00 am
New Jersey’s highest court is reviewing a request from the American Civil Liberties Union that could set more inmates in state prisons free because of the pandemic. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
May 22, 2020 - 3:31 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is gearing up to reopen after nearly two months of a statewide facility lockdown designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The agency’s strategy corresponds to the statewide reopening plan. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 21, 2020 - 9:25 pm
T he secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections told state senators this past week that the release of some inmates from state prisons during the pandemic is about protecting the community, as well as inmates and staff. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
May 19, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Philadelphia will test its entire prison population for COVID-19, now that more test kits have become available. Read more here.
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AP News
May 04, 2020 - 1:02 pm
Pennsylvania has passed 50,000 confirmed coronavirus infections, state health officials reported Monday. Read the latest here.
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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 09, 2020 - 7:54 pm
Philadelphia officials reported 61 coronavirus cases in Philadelphia jails — and three people have recovered — but advocates believe the situation is getting worse, not better, based on inmate testimony. Read more here.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
April 06, 2020 - 8:25 pm
As more COVID-19 cases are announced each day in Philadelphia, the First Judicial District is expected to implement new protocols for prioritizing expedited inmate releases from city jails. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2020 - 7:43 pm
Pennsylvania's highest court has declined to use its power to help lower prison populations as more inmates test positive to COVID-19. Instead, the courts have compelled county judicial districts to step up. Read more here.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2020 - 6:28 pm
The Philadelphia courts announced new protocols for the expedited review of cases for those locked inside of the city's jails. Justice reform advocates have been sounding the alarm as the number of coronavirus infections behind the wall has ticked up. Read more here.
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