Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

A photo of the chair that was presented to Archbishop Chaput during the Holiday Mass at PPS. (Photo provided by the Philadelphia Prison System)

Inmates At Curran-Fromhold Make Special Gift For Pope Francis

When Pope Francis meets with inmates at Curran-Fromhold on the second day of his trip to Philadelphia, he’ll be greeted with a seat fit for a king.

07/22/2015

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves a bail hearing at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in 2014.  Lynn lost about 70 pounds during his 18 months in an upstate prison.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Pope to Visit Same Philadelphia Prison Housing a Jailed Priest

Msgr. William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was convicted of one count of child endangerment and is in prison as his appeals play out.

07/02/2015

File Photo - Pope Francis.    (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Prisoner Advocacy Group Looks Toward Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia Prison With Hope

The Pennsylvania Prison Society serves as an advocacy group for those incarcerated, working to make sure prisoners are humanely treated and given adequate resources.

06/30/2015

Drexel Course Teams Up Prison Inmates With Students To Improve Self-Esteem

The course “Prison, Society and You” seeks to change the lives of those on both sides of the prison bars.

06/16/2012

Stabbing In Northeast Philadelphia Prison Leaves 1 Inmate Dead

A stabbing incident at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility along State Road in Northeast Philadelphia left one inmate dead and three others hospitalized.

06/22/2011

Jewelry Store Robbery

Escaped Prisoner Killed In Failed Jewelry Store Robbery

According to police, a suspect who was fatally shot during a botched jewelry store robbery in which the store’s owner was also killed is the same man who escaped from a Philadelphia prison last week.

10/21/2010