A 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.
Philadelphia’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.
A 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.
Prosecutors say Samantha Sinkler forged letters from her doctors, claiming she was being treated for cancer and seizures.
Visitors to the historic landmark will be handed the keys to the intricate locking mechanisms on the prison’s cells and gates.
A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge has ordered a halt to the bidding process for a new project to expand and replace Graterford state prison in Montgomery County.