A coalition of groups opposed to mass incarceration has announced plans to hike from Philadelphia to Harrisburg and call on the legislature to stop building new prisons.
The supervising judge for the grand jury that investigated how former Penn State administrators handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal said in a new court filing that the criminal case against them needs to move forward.
An 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man will spend up to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting and raping a teenage girl over a three-year period, beginning when she was 13.
A federal judge sentenced a 79-year-old Florida cardiologist to six years in prison for fraud linked to the infamous fen-phen diet drugs and national settlement funds.
Officials in southern New Jersey’s Cumberland and Gloucester Counties have agreed to merge their jail systems despite protests from corrections officers.
Freeholders in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties have approved a 10 year contract to house male prisoners from Gloucester in the Cumberland County prison.
Jerry Sandusky’s attorney has filed notice that he’ll take his quest for a new trial to a higher level court.
Penn State’s bill for legal fees, consultants and other costs associated with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal stands at more than $27.6 million.
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Jason Stetser for his role in a scheme to steal drugs and money and plant evidence in a scandal that resulted in 200 drug charges being dropped because of possibly tainted evidence.
Jerry Sandusky isn’t getting the new trial he asked for after arguing that his lawyers weren’t given enough time to prepare for the proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict.
Prosecutors say Merle had stashed heroin and a loaded 9mm pistol in the couch at his Kensington home. His 4-year-old son, Javier Jr., found the gun in July 2011 after his father went outside during a dispute with neighbors.
Pennsylvania’s governor says he intends to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in an effort to overturn what he said were “harsh penalties” against Penn State because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Two former high-ranking Penn State officials want to delay their preliminary hearings on charges they concealed child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Jurors in Montgomery County deliberated for about three hours before convicting 20-year-old Brandon Pierce of Norristown of first-degree murder and other charges in the July 2011 death of Dominique Devlin.
A federal appeals court has issued a stay, preventing planned execution of Pennsylvania death row inmate Hubert Michael.
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