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Cherri Gregg
April 15, 2020 - 3:14 pm
A 67-year-old inmate at SCI Phoenix in Skippack, who was serving a life sentence, was the first to die from COVID-19 across the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections system. But his lawyers say he was fighting to prove his innocence. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
April 14, 2020 - 4:28 pm
Philadelphia has reported its first coronavirus-related death among inmates in city jails. Read more 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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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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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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KYW Staff
April 03, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Pennsylvania will stop paying about 9,000 state workers whose offices have been closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, cases of the virus rose to 8,420 across the state and 102 deaths. Read the latest here.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
April 02, 2020 - 8:43 pm
City officials reported eight new coronavirus cases in Philadelphia jails in just one day, bringing the total to 20 inmate infections as of Thursday. The announcement comes as more advocates demand answers. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
April 01, 2020 - 4:39 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections instituted a system-wide quarantine this week as the number of COVID-19 infections tick up. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
April 01, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf has placed all of Pennsylvania under an order to stay at home, dramatically expanding the geographic footprint of the quarantine as state officials combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read the latest here.
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