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Changing How PA Department Of Corrections Deals With Mentally Ill Inmates

According to the federal lawsuit filed in 2013, many seriously mentally ill inmates in Pennsylvania’s state prisons were kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or even years with little access to the medical help necessary to stabilize their mental condition.

01/07/2015

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Reinstating Pell Grants For Prisoners

Twenty years ago Congress signed a bill ending the opportunity for prisoners to be eligible for Pell grants. There’s a move on to change that.

12/16/2013

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2 Officers Hurt In NJ Station Shooting Released

Two of three police officers shot and wounded by an arrested man inside a southern New Jersey police station have been released from a hospital.

12/29/2012

Prosecutors In Pa. Seek Fewer Death Penalties Due To ‘Broken System’

Pennsylvania’s death row population is going down, dramatically, and people on both side of the debate over the death penalty say it is a symptom of a broken system.

04/09/2012