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Report: Inmates Should Not Be Paid Minimum Wage

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.

12/11/2014

Shawn Lawless and Justin Andrews escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.

Inmates Sought After Escaping From Correctional Facility In Berks County

Police are searching for two men who escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.

11/20/2014

Commissioner of Prisons Louis Giorla (left) and Juan Bennett with Bleu (right). (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

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.

09/08/2014

Prison-dog Training Program Brings Pets To Vets Suffering With PTSD

On Monday February 24th, New Leash on Life will announce a new program entitled, “Saving & Reclaiming Lives.”

02/25/2014

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Del. Correctional Officer Accused Of Having Sexual Relations With Inmates

Delaware State Police say they’ve charged a correctional officer with having sexual relations with inmates at the Sussex Correctional Institution Boot Camp Program.

11/21/2013

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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.

11/02/2013

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York County Mulls Using Inmates’ Personal Accounts To Pay Victims, Taxpayers

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.

09/12/2013

Audit Finds NJ Inmates Collecting Government Benefits

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.

05/29/2013

Corrections officers who face layoffs under the plan voice frustration at a meeting in Woodbury Wednesday night. (credit: David Madden)

Freeholders In Two South Jersey Counties Agree To Regionalize Prison Operations

Freeholders in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties have approved a 10 year contract to house male prisoners from Gloucester in the Cumberland County prison.

03/14/2013

Court Orders New Jersey Man To Pay $2.2 Million For Legal Scam Targeting Inmates

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.

10/16/2012

Philadelphia Councilman Wants To Put Prison Inmates To Work

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.

05/20/2012

Officials Propose Changes To Parole System In Pennsylvania

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.

02/12/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Signs 2 More Death Warrants

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants for two more inmates on death row, although the state last executed someone in 1999.

11/23/2011

Study Finds Philadelphia Prison Population On Decline

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.

07/20/2011

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Family, Friends Even Lawyers Can Now Visit Inmates Via The Web In Cape May County

They’re calling it a national first down the shore. A chance for jail inmates to connect, by video, with loved ones on the outside. And it’s all perfectly legal. In fact, the jailers set it all up.

05/14/2011

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