PA Cashes In On Over Crowding In Vermont PrisonsPennsylvania's prison system has more than 5,000 empty beds and is essentially renting the space the Vermont.
Councilman Jones: 'They Have To Work Somewhere' 6,000 Inmates To Re-Enter SocietyAnn Schwartzman, executive director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, says a coalition has put together the "Prisoner Re-Entry Network" online, to help with the transition.
Seniors In Camden County Can Get Help Clearing Snow From Non-violent Prison InmatesOnce accumulations exceed four inches, the county activates a program that puts prison inmates to work during daylight hours, shovels in hand.
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.
Report: Inmates Should Not Be Paid Minimum WageNew 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.
Inmates Sought After Escaping From Correctional Facility In Berks CountyPolice are searching for two men who escaped from a correctional facility in Berks County.
Inmate Trainers And Their At-Risk Shelter Dogs Get A New Leash On Life In The Philadelphia Prison SystemInmates 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.
Prison-dog Training Program Brings Pets To Vets Suffering With PTSDOn Monday February 24th, New Leash on Life will announce a new program entitled, "Saving & Reclaiming Lives."
Del. Correctional Officer Accused Of Having Sexual Relations With InmatesDelaware State Police say they’ve charged a correctional officer with having sexual relations with inmates at the Sussex Correctional Institution Boot Camp Program.
La Salle University Criminal Justice Program Offers Students Hands-On Experience By Holding Class In A PrisonA 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.
York County Mulls Using Inmates' Personal Accounts To Pay Victims, TaxpayersDon 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.
Audit Finds NJ Inmates Collecting Government BenefitsThe 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.
Freeholders In Two South Jersey Counties Agree To Regionalize Prison OperationsFreeholders in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties have approved a 10 year contract to house male prisoners from Gloucester in the Cumberland County prison.
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.
Philadelphia Councilman Wants To Put Prison Inmates To WorkInsisting 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.