Riverside Correctional Facility

(Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Purchase of Land For a New Prison in NE Philly Gets Committee Nod

Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Protesters Outside Philadelphia's Riverside Correctional Facility (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Protest Against Overcrowding Held Outside Philadelphia Women’s Prison

A protest and rally against overcrowding was held in front of Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility Saturday afternoon.