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Fire at prison in Pennsylvania. (credit: CBS)

Fire Destroys Prison In Pennsylvania; 200 Prisoners Relocated

A fire that ripped through a nearly 140-year-old central Pennsylvania prison has reignited.

01/15/2015

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Pennsylvania To Change Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates 

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.

01/06/2015

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‘Real Housewives’ Star Makes Prison Her New Home 

Teresa Giudice entered the facility about 90 miles north of New York City on Monday, a spokesman for the Federal Correctional Institution confirmed.

01/05/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 05: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals walks in the dugout before the start of their game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on July 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Jayson Werth Sentenced To Ten Days In Jail

Jayson Werth was sentenced to ten days in jail on Friday.

12/05/2014

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Vegas Police: Stabbing Victim Is Man Who Served Jail Time In Pa. For Making Lurid Phone Calls About Pantyhose

Nevada and Pennsylvania authorities identified the dead man on Tuesday as Rip Alan Swartz, 46.

12/02/2014

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Pa. Prison Guard In Training Charged With Having Sex With Inmate In Chapel

A female prison guard trainee has been charged by the state Department of Corrections with having sex with an inmate — in the chapel of a central Pennsylvania prison.

11/25/2014

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4 Inmates Injured In Altercation At Correctional Center In Philadelphia

Chopper 3 over the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center late Monday night.

11/10/2014

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Kaboni Savage Soldier Gets 40 Years In Prison

A former cohort of drug kingpin and convicted murderer Kaboni Savage has been given a lengthy prison term.

11/05/2014

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Inmate Charged With Strangling Another Prisoner Inside Pa. Penitentiary

Officials say Caldera strangled another inmate while in prison at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pa. back in May 2010.

11/04/2014

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Home Of Notorious Gangster And Former Eastern State Penitentiary Inmate For Sale In Chicago

Capone was an inmate in Philadelphia’ Eastern State Penitentiary for eight months during 1929-1930 – his first stint in prison.

10/27/2014

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Philadelphia Man Gets Prison For Online Blackmail

A Philadelphia man who blackmailed a New Jersey man who responded to his online ad seeking sex is going to prison.

10/24/2014

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Judge Nixes RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice’s Halfway House Bid

A federal judge won’t recommend that prison officials allow “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.

10/23/2014

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RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Asks To Serve Term In Halfway House

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.

10/21/2014

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A Terror-fying Sweepstakes

I bet if we told you to think of something that’s both terrifying and vintage, creepy dolls and your parents’ prom pictures would be the first two things to pop into mind. But, what if we told you about something older and even more terrifying than those vintage pictures? Just imagine one of the first penitentiaries in the country, where prisoners were held in solitary confinement for their entire stay, getting turned into a haunted house for Halloween (told ya there was something scarier than seeing your mom with a mullet).

10/16/2014

Carson the gargoyle is installed at Eastern State Penitentiary, signaling Terror Behind The Walls will soon open its gates. (credit: John McDevitt)

Pennsylvania Grant To Help Preserve Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary, which opened nearly 200 years ago, is in line for a $500,000 state grant to help with its preservation.

10/11/2014

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