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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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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
March 21, 2020 - 2:23 pm
Pennsylvania courts are now all closed, with very few emergency hearings continuing. It’s a chaotic time for criminal defense attorneys who are scrambling to help their clients while also having their offices shut down. 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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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
February 27, 2020 - 4:17 pm
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDEF) is leading the charge in a lawsuit against the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, filed Thursday in state court, to cease prison-based gerrymandering. Read more here.
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Roger Stone
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 12:40 pm
Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after the Justice Department backed off its original sentencing recommendation of at least seven years.
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AP News
February 13, 2020 - 9:51 am
Two men serving life sentences for a double killing 25 years ago, but whose convictions were recently thrown out because of evidence that cast doubt on their guilt, celebrated with relatives and friends after they walked out of prison. Read more here.
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Prison cell
AP News
February 04, 2020 - 12:09 pm
A woman sentenced to 10 months in jail for a $109.63 theft, despite needing surgery to treat what her family says is advanced uterine and cervical cancer, is being transfered to a Pennsylvania state prison, her lawyer said Monday. Rad more here.
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Rebecca Smith holding her book, "Does He Still Love Me?"
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Kim Glovas
February 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
A La Salle University student took a hard look at what a child goes through when a parent is incarcerated — and then wrote a book about it. 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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