Philadelphia Prison System
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.
What started as a pilot program to help incarcerated Philadelphia mothers remain connected with their children is now expanding to include fathers as well.
The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.
This initiative could come to Pennsylvania if Gov. Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan is approved.
Philadelphia City Council members are up in arms over the mayor’s decision to renew a huge contract for prison health care to a company that was recently forced to pay nearly $2 million to settle the city’s fraud claim.
Civil rights attorney David Rudovsky says Philadelphia’s prison population has jumped by more than 2,000 in the past year and a half.
Three suicides and one attempted suicide in the past week in the Philadelphia prison system are prompting a probe by a local civil rights attorney.
The Philadelphia Prison System has welcomed some more arrivals. But they’re happy to be there — and wagging their tails.
The Philadelphia Prison System is looking for 21-year-old Shamir Robinson of Nicetown after he was mistakenly released from prison in a paperwork foul-up.