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Kentucky is taking part in a new research program aimed at reducing the recidivism rate of the state's prison inmates. Kentucky is one of four states participating in the project. The Safe Streets and Second Chances program will be funded by the Koch Industries network. The project will begin in June with ...
Freed rapper Meek Mill may have seen the World War II movie “Saving Private Ryan,” and be familiar with a scene that came to mind after the hero's welcome Mill got Tuesday after being bailed out of the prison he was assigned for violating his parole. After Private Ryan, played by Matt Damon, is found and ...

Pennsylvania, as many other states do, allows judges broad discretion within a predetermined set of sentencing guidelines. ... To that, Cosby yelled out with expletives to Kevin Steele, the district attorney, that he did not own a private plane, according to multiple journalists who were in the courtroom.
Cosby, 80, was charged in December 2015 with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His first trial ended in a hung jury, but ... District Attorney Kevin Steele argued that Cosby could be a flight risk, because he has a private plane. Cosby then shocked the ...
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was released from prison yesterday, after a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cast doubt on the credibility of the Philadelphia police officer who originally arrested the embattled musician ten years ago. Per the high court's ruling, Meek was awarded bail on Tuesday ...
More than six months after Vermont inmate Roger Brown died of metastatic cancer in a Pennsylvania prison, apparently without being treated for the ... "Under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC), PA DOC and VT DOC have worked cooperatively to schedule and/or conduct appropriate mortality ...

Private prisons now house 9 percent of the nation's prisoners — this despite a federal study indicating that they are more dangerous for both inmates and ... Of the three largest private prison companies, two — GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) — have previously ...
Top Vermont Department of Corrections officials say they have solicited new out-of-state prison contractors because they are disappointed with the treatment of inmates at Camp Hill, a large state prison in Pennsylvania that has housed about 260 Vermont prisoners since last summer. Inmates have ...
This undated photo provided by the Upper Darby Police Department in Upper Darby, Pa., shows An Tso Sun, a Taiwanese exchange student charged with .... Before moving to Pennsylvania, the teenager completed two years of high school at the private Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City, ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Five inmates at Graterford prison have taken their own lives in the past three months. Prison officials have brought in an expert to help. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections hired Lindsay Hayes- a national expert on jail suicides prevention. They say he'll review the policies ...
Before moving to Pennsylvania, the teenager completed two years of high school at the private Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City, publicity head Wu Hao-ming said. Prior to that, he achieved average grades at the private Wego Elementary School in Taipei, where he was popular among ...
Sun threatened to commit a shooting on May 1 at the Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School he attended, according to police in the Pennsylvania town of Upper Darby. They said he had live ammunition, a military-style ballistic vest, ammunition clip pouches and a high-powered ...
And in the case of the proposal by CoreCivic, a private prison firm, to build and lease back to the state a 925-bed prison in Franklin County, this meme ... center for offenders who pose no threat to the community, and fulfill the legislative intent to repatriate our prisoners currently serving in Pennsylvania.
Berrios had been unemployed and couldn't afford to insure the 2001 Dodge Caravan, so he said he got permission to store it on private property in York. “It gets to point where you say, 'You know what, I'm not going to pay this ticket today.' I'm just not, you know?” Berrios said. “I think you guys are wrong this ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Jailed rapper Meek Mill is garnering support from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The governor says he supports Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's position of being unopposed to Mill's release while he appeals a probation violation sentence. “I support D.A. Larry ...
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel leads a tour through the newest prison in Pennsylvania Friday, September 01, 2017 at State Correction Institution ... state Senate, supported by upstate legislators who value prison jobs in towns with few private-sector alternatives, would make state prisons harder to close.
In a phone call from a state prison in Chester, Philadelphia rap star Meek Mill said he can be a catalyst for criminal justice changes across Pennsylvania. “I think it's about time Pennsylvania had some light shined on the system,” Mill, 30, told an audience gathered Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania.

“In general, if every other county in Pennsylvania can deal with their county jails and oversight and operate and manage them effectively, why can't this county?” Kabeera Weissman of Delco Coalition for Prison Reform asked at the council agenda meeting Tuesday. “I want GEO Group out of this prison.
While thirty-year old rapper Meek Mill currently remains incarcerated in a medium-security prison in Chester, Pennsylvania, he may soon be released, thanks ... Following this private discussion, the parties returned to open court, at which time Brinkley revoked Mill's probation and resentenced him to six to ...
He also said transportation costs would likely skyrocket if the county prison closed, due to mandated deputy visits and detainee travel to prisons in other counties. “The cost to do that would've been very, very high,” Snyder said. Moreover, he said, contracting the county prison to a private company would not ...
The PA Department of Corrections is using technology to bring loved ones together. Erie is one of three sites in Pennsylvania offering a private, comfortable place for individuals to visit loved ones behind bars without stepping through a prison door. It's like Skype for prisons. Technology is bringing families ...
In August 2016, the Justice Department announced their plans to end the use of private prisons, citing concerns about their levels of safety and ... scandal, in which two judges in Pennsylvania were revealed to have been accepting money from the owner of two private juvenile detention centers in return for ...
The influential Koch network is zeroing in on Texas as a new laboratory for prison reform. ... Texas is one of four states — along with Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania — where researchers will develop "individualized re-entry" plans for over 1,000 participants at eight sites and then study the outcomes.
Prison companies that backed Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to his inaugural committee just got another boost from his administration. The Bureau of Prisons will now transfer more inmates from government-run lockups to private facilities, ...
The Agency of Human Services report says the most affordable way to fund the project is for the state to enter into a public private partnership. Local building firms and national private prison corporations have approached the state in recent years expressing interest in this type of partnership, the report ...
As Private Prisons Surge Under Trump, Koch Brothers Launch Prison Reform Initiative ... Public Policy Foundation, the Koch network is pouring $4 million into Safe Streets and Second Chances—an initiative that will study criminal rehabilitation programs in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania.
MOUNTAIN TOP Advanced Inpatient Medicine, a Mountain Top-based hospitalist group, has been acquired by Adfinitas Health, the largest private hospitalist group in the Mid-Atlantic. Hospitalists are specialized physicians who take care of patients in the hospital. AIM serves four hospitals and several ...
“It takes experienced and dedicated immigration attorneys and advocates to be able to get inside an immigration detention center, to be able to ... told WyoFile the jail could house a federal courtroom, as is the case at the ICE jail in Denver, which is operated by a different private-prison company, GEO.
WILKES-BARRE — A Hazleton man who did not dispute charges alleging he secretly recorded women and children through a ceiling in the rest room of a popular Mountain Top restaurant was sentenced Monday to serve up to four years in state prison. Juan Bermudes Prieto, 43, also faces deportation ...
The four Democrats running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 12th District introduced themselves to voters Friday night at The Lamplighter banquet hall in Delmont. Aaron Anthony ... They agreed on strengthening unions, shutting down private prisons and expanding protections for the disabled. And they ...
Nonetheless, the trend of for-profit prison privatization continues despite lack of conclusive evidence of cost savings in private prisons and growing ... In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, for example, two local private youth prisons made illegal payments to two judges totaling over $2.6 million in what came to ...
So notes VTDigger about grievances coming out of the Camp Hill prison in Pennsylvania, where about 260 Vermont inmates are locked up (I refuse to use the conventional euphemism “housed” — a cage is not a house). Never mind the ABA and Vermont's DOC. If these allegations — which include sexual ...
Two months after a Vermont inmate died in a Pennsylvania prison of stage 4 lung cancer that went undiagnosed until his final days, concerns about medical care .... The inmates were moved to Camp Hill in June after the company that operates a private prison in Michigan ended its contract with Vermont.
Rodgers was one of about 260 Vermont inmates serving time at the state-run Camp Hill Prison in Pennsylvania. The prisoners were transferred there from a private prison in Michigan back in July, after the Department of Corrections signed an interstate compact with Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania and ...
The Alabama Department of Corrections said it picked the Pennsylvania-based Wexford Health Sources Inc. to provide medical care in state prisons, and contract negotiations should be complete by February. Commissioner Jeff Dunn said the company, one of four to submit proposals, was picked "based ...
Clinical psychologist Larry F. Wood, who quit after two months of working at Tutwiler prison, recalled, “I've worked in prisons for most of 30 years, and I've ... at the Delaware County prison in Pennsylvania, settled a lawsuit with the private prison company Community Education Centers (CEC) for $7 million.
In 1992, Vermont became the first state to completely ban smoking indoors and outdoors at its prisons. ... But 25 years later, some Vermont inmates are once again legally lighting up inside prison fences — albeit 450 miles away at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution where Vermont shipped 270 ...
Inscho claimed there was a total breakdown during Wallace's stay at the prison in the policy concerning handling a mentally ill woman. He also faulted a lack of oversight of these policy failures by supervisors at the facility, and finally he alleged a lack of a full investigation by the private contractor after ...
From the moment he saw Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Pete Waddington wanted to turn the shuttered prison deep in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee into a tourist destination. ... Pennsylvania revamped Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to become a public museum that features haunted tours in the fall.
MORRISTOWN — A former Morris and Erie Railway executive convicted of fraud and conspiracy, was handed a five-year prison sentence on Thursday. ... “This prison sentence sends a strong message to other crooked corporate officials who might consider engaging in insurance fraud or any other type of ...
MEDIA >> The attorney and family of Janene Wallace, who committed suicide at the Delaware County prison two years ago, implored Delaware ... Facility to a for-profit company to ensure that the private contractor provide a safe and humane incarceration, particularly for the mentally ill,” David K. Inscho, the ...
Most telling perhaps was that the Vermont-Pennsylvania contract ... But he was sentenced to prison, not to physical agony in his dying days.
Al Sharpton met with Meek Mill behind bars, and says the rapper told him he wanted to serve as a vessel of change for others who are wrongly ...
Now, Pa. public schools must allow students to leave and voluntarily .... He had just won an award for his volunteer work at the York County prison. ... houses and now a private school for children with special needs. ... Jefferson read a prepared statement, detailing racial disparities in American prisons.
A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary ... Pennsylvania and Vermont prisons officials said they were reviewing the death. ... in June from a private prison in Michigan to Pennsylvania.
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A rookie Pennsylvania police officer who was fatally shot in a traffic stop will be laid to rest in the community that he served for ... During his arraignment, Holt said he wanted to hire a private attorney. .... If you get someone's son out of prison, he should be grateful to you.
Pennsylvania and Vermont prisons officials said they were ... inmates transferred to Pennsylvania in June from a private prison in Michigan.
Suspect arrested in Pennsylvania police officer shooting ... 21, 2017, in New Kensington, Pa. ... officer and held without bail at the Westmoreland County Prison. During his arraignment, Holt said he wanted to hire a private ...
To be clear, though, the Letcher County prison was planned for high security inmates, which are not housed by private prisons, according to Bureau of ... Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokesperson Amy Worden said in a statement emailed to ThinkProgress, “The health and safety of inmates and ...
Judge Brinkley then relied on her own version of this incident … among the reasons for imposing a state prison sentence.” Mill's lawyers contend that Brinkley also demonstrated a personal bias involving Mill in a private in-chambers meeting during a Feb. 5, 2016, probation-violation hearing. At that hearing ...


 

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