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Wanda Barzee; Elizabeth Smart
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September 19, 2018 - 10:49 am
By Emanuella Grinberg and Sara Weisfeldt (CNN) — Wanda Barzee, one of two people who abducted 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, was released from a Utah prison Wednesday. Barzee was serving a 15-year sentence when the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole unexpectedly credited her for time served,...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a news conference in Salt Lake City.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
September 19, 2018 - 6:25 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she's been assured the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be closely watched when she's released from prison. In an interview on "CBS This Morning," Smart said she believes Wanda Barzee...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
September 14, 2018 - 8:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is considering legal action against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections after the agency banned shipment of all books to state prisons. Under the new policy mail will be sent to a central facility to be...
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Gov. Tom Wolf met with Department of Corrections officers Sept. 5, 2018, to discuss safety concerns and announce new protocols.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
September 05, 2018 - 12:38 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration provided more details of new procedures to address in the influx of illegal substances that have sickened state prison staffers in recent weeks. The rash of illnesses resulted in a lockdown of state prisons that started last week...
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Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Lone, are handcuffed as they are escorted by police out of the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar.
AP Photo/Thein Zaw
September 03, 2018 - 8:03 am
By Victoria Milko and Aung Naing Soe, Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the...
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Prison
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
August 29, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ordered an immediate lockdown of all state prisons Wednesday after reports of almost 30 staff members became sickened by unknown substances over the past few weeks. "The safety and security of our employees is my number one...
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Malcom D. Tyson
Cumberland County Jail
Kimberly Adams
August 11, 2018 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Paulsboro, New Jersey, man already serving time for one crime now knows his fate in connection to the beating death of a Swedesboro homeless man some two years ago. Malcom D. Tyson, 25, was sentenced Friday to 28 years in state prison for the death of Sylvester...
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SCI Phoenix
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Jim Melwert
July 11, 2018 - 3:11 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State Correctional Institution Graterford was locked down Wednesday morning to begin the process of transferring inmates to a brand new $400 million residence. The new building, SCI Phoenix, was built less than a mile from the nearly century-old Graterford...
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SCI Phoenix
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Jim Melwert
July 02, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A project plagued by delays has yet another postponement, with a missed target date for the new state prison in Montgomery County. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections had said they planned to have prisoners out of State Correctional...
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Malcolm Jenkins
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Dan Wing
June 21, 2018 - 8:32 am
Several NFL players, including members of the Eagles Super Bowl championship team, are using social media videos directed at President Trump to call for change in the prison system, and to end what they see as other social injustices. The president recently challenged NFL players to stop protesting...
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