Pennsylvania prison officials are promising to provide specialized treatment for mentally ill inmates as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by advocates for disabled.
New Jersey’s state auditor is calling on the state to stop paying minimum wage for work done by sex offenders who are ordered to remain in custody at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center after they have completed their prison terms.
Police are searching for two men who escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.
Inmate Trainers And Their At-Risk Shelter Dogs Get A New Leash On Life In The Philadelphia Prison System
Inmates and their dogs in the “New Leash On Life Program” took part of graduation ceremonies in the Philadelphia Prison System’s Alternative and Special Detention division.
On Monday February 24th, New Leash on Life will announce a new program entitled, “Saving & Reclaiming Lives.”
Delaware State Police say they’ve charged a correctional officer with having sexual relations with inmates at the Sussex Correctional Institution Boot Camp Program.
La Salle University Criminal Justice Program Offers Students Hands-On Experience By Holding Class In A Prison
A La Salle University criminal justice program is more than just books and lectures, because the classroom is actually in a prison, and half the class are inmates.
Don O’Shell, the county chief of courts, said the county should deduct a percentage from the accounts to pay court-ordered costs, fines and restitution.
The report by state Comptroller Matt Boxer released Wednesday shows the state paid $23 million to prisoners over a 22-month period ending in April 2011.
Freeholders in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties have approved a 10 year contract to house male prisoners from Gloucester in the Cumberland County prison.
A northern New Jersey man and his nonprofit legal services organization have been ordered to pay $2.2 million for misleading prison inmates and their families into paying hundreds of dollars for legal services that weren’t provided.
Insisting it won’t be the modern-day equivalent of a chain gang, a city councilman is calling for hearings on the idea of paying inmates of Philadelphia prisons to work on streets and in the parks.
How to reduce the prison population in Pennsylvania? State corrections officials say part of the answer lies in streamlining the process by which inmates are paroled.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants for two more inmates on death row, although the state last executed someone in 1999.
A new study says Philadelphia’s jail population decreased dramatically last year, mainly because of new procedures designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient.