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George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County
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Jim Melwert
March 27, 2020 - 11:43 am
Efforts are underway to reduce the population at the Delaware County George W. Hill Correctional Facility to protect both inmates and staff, after a worker was infected with COVID-19 several weeks ago. Read more here.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
March 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Three groups have reached out to federal, state, county prison facilities and detention centers demanding more protections for those who are incarcerated in Pennsylvania during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Rikers Island jail complex
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AP News
March 09, 2020 - 11:01 am
The fear that COVID-19 will spread through vast inmate populations has prompted the mass sanitizing of jail cells and intensified prisoner screenings. So far, there haven't been any reported cases of the virus in any jails or prisons in the U.S. But more people are incarcerated per capita here than...
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Greg Nester, chief of mental health in the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, with Cara McMenamin with DA’s office.
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Jim Melwert
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
The public defender’s office in Montgomery County has created a high-level position focused solely on mental health. Read more here.
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An investigator, Jennifer Merrigan, and Theophalis "Bilaal" Wilson.
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Flashpoint
January 24, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia man is celebrating his freedom after serving 28 years behind bars for a triple murder he did not commit, and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has apologized, citing prosecutorial misconduct. Read more here.
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From left: Alfred Gregory Jr. and Darrin Collins
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
January 06, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Two former guards at Montgomery County Correctional Facility were sentenced for their roles in the beating of a one-legged inmate on Valentine's Day 2017, which was caught on video. Read more here.
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Inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2013.
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AP News
December 03, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Read more here.
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Attorney General William Barr speaks with an Associated Press reporter onboard an aircraft en route to Cleveland, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a two-day trip to Ohio and Montana.
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AP News
November 22, 2019 - 11:11 am
In an interview with The Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr said his concerns were prompted by the numerous irregularities at the New York jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held. But he said after the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general continued to...
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From left: Alfred Gregory Jr. and Darrin Collins
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 25, 2019 - 12:12 pm
In a mixed verdict, two former guards at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility have been found guilty on charges stemming from the beating of an inmate on Valentine's Day 2017.
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From left: Edwin Negron, Darin Collins, Alfred Gregory, Anthony Saxby and Randall Sims
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
October 15, 2019 - 4:46 pm
The retrial of five former Montgomery County jail guards, who are accused of beating two inmates, is underway. Read more here.
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