Prison Replacing Graterford Is Cause For Concern From Jewish CommunityGraterford Prison is to be replaced by the new SCI Phoenix within the next six to nine months. But members of the Jewish community are concerned a synagogue in the old prison won’t have a place in the new facility.
Father In Philly Prison For Years Reunites With Daughter Thanks To New ProgramThe very special reunion years in the making finally happened on Monday.
KYW Flashback: Unlikely Defendant Convicted Of Paying Hitman For Double Murder, Jack Lopinson Dies In PrisonThe Philadelphia courtroom was packed on that March day in 1965 as an unlikely defendant from a respected local family went on trial for an unimaginable double murder.
Chester Man Not Letting Life Behind Bars Stop Him From Being Standout FatherA Chester man serving life behind bars at Graterford Prison received high honors this week. He managed to raise his two sons from a prison cell.
Former Prison Guard Accused Of Stealing Sick Time Back In Jail In Montgomery CountyA former Graterford Prison corrections officer, accused of forging notes from a doctor in order to get additional sick time from the state, was back behind bars late Tuesday in Montgomery County after failing to appear for two court appearances.
Mural Arts Symposium Focuses On Art's Anti-Crime Role in SocietyPhiladelphia's Mural Arts Program held its 2012 "Arts and Criminal Justice Symposium" in center city Philadelphia, part of its efforts to teach community groups how to use art to rehabilitate those both in and outside of the prison system.
Judge Deals Setback To Prison Guard Accused Of Faking Illness To Steal Sick TimeA Montgomery County judge has ruled prosecutors can continue to freeze the state retirement account of a former corrections officer at Graterford Prison accused of faking a deadly disease to steal sick time from her co-workers and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Graterford Prison Guard Charged With Faking Doctor's Notes For Time OffProsecutors say Samantha Sinkler forged letters from her doctors, claiming she was being treated for cancer and seizures.
Visitors To Eastern State Unlock Secrets Of The PrisonVisitors to the historic landmark will be handed the keys to the intricate locking mechanisms on the prison's cells and gates.
Judge Halts Bidding for Graterford Prison Replacements