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The historic site in Fairmount is hosting an opening reception for the installation Friday evening, which is free to the public.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 03, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not every day that an art installation takes place inside a prison cell. Unless, of course, you're at Eastern State Penitentiary. The historic site in Fairmount is hosting an opening reception for the installation Friday evening, which is free to the public...
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2018 - 12:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Mayor Jim Kenney announced Wednesday the closing of the antiquated prison, the House of Correction, within the next two years. The 90-year-old prison will not be replaced with a new correctional facility due to the 32 percent decrease in the inmate population --...
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A closeup of view of a jail cells iron bars casting shadows on the prison floor
David Madden
April 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A federal judge is reviewing a proposed settlement to a long standing lawsuit against Burlington County. It centers on strip searches of prison inmates years ago. Judge Noel Hillman ruled that the county's procedures for strip searches went beyond federal...
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Photo Credit: Steve Tawa
March 28, 2018 - 12:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia man who has spent more than a decade in prison for a murder he may not have committed, has been released on house arrest, six weeks after a judge vacated his conviction. Dontia Patterson, 29, and his supporters with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project,...
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