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“It’s the only way to get anyone’s attention before one of you are calling one of our families to tell a father, a mother, daughter, son was killed in the line of duty,” a 14-year CO said
Court records say Billy Partington misrepresented himself and never corrected corrections’ officers when his picture was compared to his brother during the release procedure
The department said the adjustment “aligns the corrections officer classification with other DOC positions and with approximately 25 other states that hire corrections officers at the age of 18"
Lawmakers want to lift an existing residency restriction that prevents Pennsylvania from hiring out-of-state corrections officers
The judge wrote a reasonable jury could conclude the medical care David B. Rossman received during his stay at the Centre County Correctional Facility “does not pass constitutional muster”
Lancaster County Prison officials highlighted the work of employees throughout the facility in 2023, saying they had consistently gone beyond their everyday duties, particularly during logistical crises and complications with prisoners
Allegheny County Jail inmates will receive monthly payments of $125 for the first six months of 2024
The revised policy includes step-down procedures to ensure there is mitigated risk over a longer period of time before inmates are returned to general population
The prison has made changes to the way it handles inmates at risk of escape, including assigning one or two COs to monitor inmates when they are outside of their cells
The lawsuit alleges that the DoC, which didn’t comment, confines people with serious mental illness by withholding evaluations, diagnoses and care
The warden has said building a new facility is crucial to improving and expanding how the county delivers programs and services in education, addiction recovery and mental health
Allegheny County Jail reports compliance with a county referendum that limits solitary confinement for inmates
Mercy County jail warden wants body cameras to “protect us — the county and the staff”
The prison board approved the up to $3.5 million project to add walls and a roof to Chester County prison’s eight exercise yards
Howard Holland, acting warden of Chester County Prison, proposed new fencing, ankle monitors for high-risk inmates, more cameras in the facility and establishing a K-9 unit to enhance security