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Walter Ogrod
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Cherri Gregg
June 05, 2020 - 6:36 pm
A Philadelphia man who served 30 years behind bars for the 1988 murder of a 4-year-old girl is set free Friday. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said he is likely innocent. 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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Molecular laboratory scientist Donna Robinson holds testing tubes at IU Health Fairbanks Hall, Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
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KYW Staff
April 28, 2020 - 9:36 am
Montgomery County officials say testing results at a county jail show just how tricky the coronavirus can be. Commissioner Val Arkoosh joined KYW Newsradio’s Brandon Brooks live on Tuesday morning to help us understand. Listen to the full interview.
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Coronavirus testing
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Jim Melwert
April 27, 2020 - 7:42 pm
Montgomery County officials are pointing to results from widespread testing at the county jail to show just how sneaky coronavirus can be. Read more here.
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Former Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell
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Flashpoint
April 20, 2020 - 7:58 am
Former Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell tested positive for the coronavirus days after being released from Philadelphia county jail. She’s one of hundreds of inmates who are not being tested before getting sent home early in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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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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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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