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An Easton man, who was arrested on robbery charges in 2012 after calling police to ask if there were any warrants out for him, now faces drug charges, ...
A Philadelphia man imprisoned for 24 years for a crime he didn't commit was set to have a hearing Tuesday to determine when he'd be released from prison.

Before attending journalism school, Joel wrote for a hyperlocal blog in Brooklyn, sang in a couple of bands, and worked as a corporate paralegal. He graduated from Middlebury ... The ACLU of Pennsylvania is resuming a previously settled lawsuit ...
Only 6 percent of the men held at the Lumpkin complex -- a 2,001-bed detention center and immigration court -- have legal representation, according to a 2015 study in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Nationwide, it's not ... ICE currently ...
"Roughly 20,000 individuals leave Pennsylvania prisons each year," he said. "employment remains one of the biggest hurdles facing them when they return to the community.
Harrisburg, PA. (AP) - Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai said Monday that he won't step down from his position atop the Republican-controlled chamber should he get into the race to challenge Democratic Gov.

Jails, prisons and human-service organizations long have recognized the potential to reduce recidivism through "re-entry" programs that smooth prisoners' transition from jail or prison. Allegheny County and ... Tom Wolf and state Attorney General Josh ...
Only 6% of the men held at the Lumpkin complex - a 2,001-bed detention centre and immigration court - have legal representation, according to a 2015 study in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Nationwide, it's not much better, the study of data ...
Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison ... Jason Chaffetz was a determined investigator of the Obama administration and of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server from his seat as chairman of a House oversight committee ...
The Vermont Department of Corrections announced earlier this month it would be moving the approximately 270 inmates to Pennsylvania. Vermont's out-of-state inmates are currently housed in the North Lake Correctional Facility in Michigan through private ...
So now we no longer will be relying on the insidious private prison system, and our inmates are going to be housed closer to home.
In Pennsylvania, which operates a highly regulated liquor control system similar to Oregon's, lawmakers who have pushed to sell the monopoly to private companies say they could raise more than $1 billion. Again, however, the status quo has proven ...
Bottom line: "The deal illustrates private equity firms' strong appetite for investments in prison phone service operators because of the strong cash flow they generate from facilitating phone calls, even as they attract criticism over the rates they ...
Under the terms of the three-year, $21 million contract, Vermont taxpayers will be on the hook for 250 beds in Pennsylvania - even if the prison population falls and the state doesn't need all of them. It's likely the DOC would send inmates to ... In ...
A man who used a Taser, a knife and his fists during a robbery spree he committed with his girlfriend/cousin will keep serving a 45- to 90-year state prison term. Roland Brown's bid for freedom was shot down recently by a panel of the state Superior ...
Gray said if Pennsylvania takes the waiver for the essential health benefits, maternity care would be one of the first things eliminated.

And he has already issued an order that will lead the federal government to rely more on private prisons, whose bottom line will increase under Attorney General Sessions' new order.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with using drones to smuggle cannabis, steroids and mobile phones into Birmingham's Winson Green jail.
Written and advocated for by GEO Group, the nation's second-largest private prison company, Senate Bill 1018 loosens requirements in Texas immigration detention centers that ordinarily apply to child-care facilities licensed by the state. The ...
Harrisburg, PA. (AP) - A former volunteer hockey coach at a Pennsylvania boarding school has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to charges that he molested a player. Richard Gingrich, of York, was sentenced to serve three to 10 years ...
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) - A Lancaster County man will serve up to two years in prison for having child pornography that was discovered after a facebook vigilante posed as a 13-year-old girl.
A private prisons company called the GEO Group has allegedly asked Republicans to submit a law that could lead to immigrant children being indefinitely detained in its lucrative centers.
According to the Oct. 25, 1918, edition of Stars and Stripes, the official publication of the American Expeditionary Forces, Savicki, an army private, was "the first doughboy prisoner of war to escape from Germany after completing the cycle of ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former western Pennsylvania gymnastics coach convicted of sexually abusing three former students has been sentenced to 13 to 26 ...
President Donald Trump raised the issues of the Palestinian Authority's incitement and payments to terrorists in Israeli prisons with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting, the White House said Wednesday. White House Press Secretary Sean ...
"[Texas has] just taken a step to help private prison corporations circumvent these court rulings that are meant to protect children, and we're greatly disappointed," said Laura Guerra-Cardus of the Children's Defense Fund - Texas, an advocacy group.
FRANKLIN - The former Crawford County jail warden recently released from Erie County prison is facing charges related to his alleged solicitation in 2013 and ...
prosecutors said she tried to cheat her creditors by hiding $775,000 worth of income and deserved prison. Miller's attorneys argued for probation, saying her creditors were made whole after the fraud was discovered.
Although the challenge still exists in modern prisons, he added, mental health has since eclipsed it to become today's biggest medical issue with incarcerated populations.
"Moore asked for her assistance in raising the necessary monies for this private legal counsel. Franklin stated that Moore had devised a plan to deliver quantities of heroin to his associates for distribution ... from Patterson, N.J., to western ...
The Dauphin County warden makes nearly $40,000 more than the most recent York County prison warden, who earned $104,466, even though the York County prison is bigger. The York County warden's position is currently vacant. The York County prison ...
Does he think that glowing achievement will help the Democrats win back Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? Finally, what tough reforms?
The center of the gated entrance to the long-abandoned hospital wing, Cellblock 3, still contains a red cross, the international symbol for medicine.
Advocates pushing for an increase in state funding for preschool programs in the 2017-18 state budget released a study on Monday that shows Pennsylvania's investment in pre-K programs is lagging behind other states. It shows 19 states and the District ...
Art Read, a longtime attorney with Friends of Farmworkers, a Pennsylvania advocacy center for migrant workers, said the incident appeared to be the first big workplace raid in mushroom country since the 1990s -- and a sign of the new priorities ordered ...
The students/defendants, most accompanied by one or both parents and all represented by private lawyers, came to court dressed in shirts, ties and suit coats.
Despite being president of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Abbas' reign is characterized by expired mandates and little popularity.
Wilkes-Barre, PA. (AP) - A businessman who has already paid $4.75 million to settle a lawsuit by juveniles wrongly sent to his Pennsylvania detention centers is claiming he's broke in an effort to avoid paying up to $2.75 million more in damages.
SCRANTON - Notorious kids-for-cash figure Robert J. Powell once lived the life of luxury, flying around in a $2.6 million private jet and sailing the seas in a $1.3 million yacht named Reel Justice. Now the man who once lived in a palatial Rice Twp ...
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Vermont Department of Corrections (VDOC) announced that a contract is finalized for the out-of-state housing of Vermont inmates.
Powell, a former Drums-based attorney, admitted he paid $770,000 in bribes to former Luzerne County judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan, who in turn funneled juvenile defendants to two private, for-profit detention centers Powell ...
The Pennsylvania Department of Correction has rejected multiple issues of workers World sent to incarcerated subscribers because of passages advocating for global May Day labor strikes and solidarity among oppressed people.
Jamiel has a 2004 New York conviction for second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony, for which he was sentenced to three years to life in prison. According to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, ...
Twelve people were arrested at a Chester County mushroom farm on the morning of April 26 by officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Mike Milken "revolutionized the way companies - in particular, companies involved in corporate transactions - were financed," says David Boies, superlitigator and co-founder of law firm Boies Schiller Flexner.
So let's take a look at the work we are doing: 1) attempting to amend the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 2) abolishing prison slavery and, in my case, 3) exposing the pervasive problem of toxic water supplies in Texas and Pennsylvania! Yes, I ...
The Office of Open Records will conduct an "in camera" - meaning private - inspection of the unredacted documents to determine if the hundreds of redactions of descriptions of work or services performed by attorneys and consultants are permissible ...
Seven years after the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections began busing inmates from its overcrowded prisons to cells in Michigan and Virginia, the state has inked a deal to house inmates from Vermont's overflowing prison system. "Across the ...
Manco & Manco is a month away from opening its latest Ocean City, New Jersey pizza joint in a former Strand movie theater along the boardwalk - a milestone overshadowed by owner Charles Bangle's upcoming stint in prison, set to begin in September.


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