SCI Graterford

Rebecca Smith holding her book, "Does He Still Love Me?"
Courtesy of La Salle University
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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Bill Cosby's mugshot upon beginning his sentence with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Cherri Gregg
September 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
SKIPPACK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Cosby has spent his first night at SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County, where he is expected to remain for his entire three- to 10-year sentence. The new, state-of-the-art facility opened only a couple months ago, but former longtime inmates of Pennsylvania's...
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SCI Phoenix
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
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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Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Five inmates at Graterford Prison have taken their own lives in the past three months. Now, prison officials have brought in an expert to help. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has hired Lindsay Hayes, a national expert on jail suicides prevention. They say...
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