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Cherri Gregg
May 22, 2020 - 3:31 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is gearing up to reopen after nearly two months of a statewide facility lockdown designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The agency’s strategy corresponds to the statewide reopening plan. Read more here.
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Flashpoint
April 19, 2020 - 4:00 am
This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the new mandatory masking order that goes into effect in Pennsylvania on April 19. Read more here.
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A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer.
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Paul Kurtz
March 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tobacco ban will be going into effect at all Pennsylvania state prisons this summer. Notices have gone out to inmates and staff that July 1 is the date that all state prisons will become tobacco-free. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton says there...
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John McDevitt
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials hope the new arts and crafts program at 25 correctional facilities in Pennsylvania will help children feel more comfortable when visiting an incarcerated parent. Coloring books, markers, paper and other craft supplies are purchased and controlled by the...
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Steve Tawa
January 17, 2019 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's auditor general believes too many low-level, non-violent offenders are in state prisons, and he is looking for ways to save taxpayers money, while pushing criminal justice reforms. Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says figures from 2015 show it...
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