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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 ...
A private company that manages prisons will pay $7 million to settle a civil ... by the family of a mentally ill Pennsylvania woman who killed herself while ... Pablo E. Paez, the Vice President of Corporate Relations for the GEO ...
Philadelphia -- The family of a mentally ill woman who killed herself inside a Pennsylvania detention center in 2015 will receive $7 million ...
Adams' death came less than three weeks after another Vermont inmate, Roger Brown, 68, died at the Pennsylvania prison. ... Barry Kade, a private lawyer in Montgomery who has advocated for Vermont inmates' rights for more than 20 years, joined Green in saying that Brown was in excruciating pain in ...

... Lives Matter activists and indicted police officers while in private practice, ... As a result, according to leaders of organizations in the prison, Krasner ... 5,000 prisoners in Pennsylvania currently sentenced to die in prison eligible for ... part of the struggle to radically rethink policing, prisons and punishment.
Williams, 30, is in the state prison at Camp Hill after being sentenced to two to ... On Wednesday, he added a new alias - Pennsylvania Inmate ND8400 ... relaying some of his thoughts and experiences" to the judge in private.
Philadelphia joins the growing list of cities divesting from private prisons ... the GEO Group funds at least 20 private prison facilities in Pennsylvania. ... such as Cincinnati and New York City in divesting from private prisons.
In a statement, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections said staff at the ... inmates were transferred to Pennsylvania from a private prison in Michigan. ... Touchette says some privately run out-of-state prisons previously ...
"So far, this Pennsylvania placement has been far and away the most ... For years Vermont has sent hundreds of prison inmates to out-of-state prisons to ... were transferred to Pennsylvania from a private prison in Michigan.
Vermont's defender general says Pennsylvania prison officials at the Camp Hill prison are making it harder ... All out-of-state prisons that previously housed Vermont inmates were owned and operated by private corporations.
The Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement voted last week to divest its roughly $1.2 million in stock from the private prison industry, ...
A corridor inside a Michigan prison formerly run by the GEO Group, a for-profit prison giant that has more than 20 facilities in Pennsylvania.
... and a third cemetery, Suburban Memorial gardens in York County, PA., the ... Multiple federal and state agencies and private individuals hold at ... While awaiting a yearlong prison term on a federal tax evasion conviction out of the U.S. District Court for Middle Pennsylvania, Ted Martin told his remaining ...
The Trump administration also is resurrecting private prisons in the federal ... of social control to buttress a system of corporate capitalism that has turned ... drugs for 40 years by putting people in prison for ever longer sentences. ... in the United States was the Pennsylvania state police in 1905," Vitale said.
... in the 2014 iCloud hack that exposed private photos of dozens of celebrities. ... facing a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. ... a Pennsylvania man with the Computer fraud and Abuse Act. Ryan Collins had ...
Following a seven-month grand jury investigation, the Pennsylvania ... recordings of prison telephone calls of then-inmate Mr. Combine for ... A graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Karson was in private ...
Marques Davis was in the infirmary at Hutchinson Correctional Facility on Dec. 27, 2016, back with the same symptoms he'd been complaining ...
I am a prison journalist, and I have been incarcerated for almost ... You could be in corporate America making a substantial salary, but you are ... We see it in everything from bail bonds to private prisons. .... You've been in the trenches and worked with top corrections officers in Pennsylvania and New York.
The Buckners were sentenced to prison terms earlier this week for ... trip to Pennsylvania or on other trips with them on their private plane, their ...
The Supreme Court ruled against two private prison corporations, GEO ... in Texas and Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania.
Ex-Connecticut governor to get early release from prison ... camp in Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said. ... Bureau of prisons spokesman Justin Long told Hearst Connecticut Media on Monday that ... including private flights to Las Vegas, Vermont vacations and a free hot tub and ...
At a halfway house in southeast Pennsylvania last May, a former prison inmate on his way to reentering society died of a heroin and fentanyl overdose, the eighth person to die of a drug overdose there since the start of 2016, and the fifth in the first five months of 2017 alone, the Reading Eagle found in a ...
Inside a Pa. prison, a parenting movement grows ... Inmates at Graterford prison launched F.A.C.T. in 2012. .... By one estimate used by Pennsylvania state officials, there are 30,000 children with at least .... Despite a shoestring budget comprising private donations, including a stipend from the Mural arts ...
While Pennsylvania currently holds more than 2,000 people in solitary ... at Georgia's privately run Stewart Detention Center was sentenced to 30 days in ... work policies in facilities owned by private prison contractors GEO Group and ... standards have banned forced labor in immigrant detention centers, ...
More than 100 students from area public and private schools received a ... He served his time at Allenwood Federal prison in Pennsylvania.
The father escaped from prison in 1969 and lived on the run until ... to get the medical certification required for private pilots who want to fly was ...
Within two years, many of these prisons across the South went from ... So he invited a private prison to build a facility in Louisiana, ... What was happening was, in Pennsylvania, two judges were working with a private for profit ...
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ... Also, the Frederick County Detention Center, the Washington County Detention Center and the Prince George's ...
Despite periodic exorcisms, Lackawanna County Prison remains haunted by ... Attorney Patrick Rogan, who regularly visits clients in about 10 Northeast Pennsylvania prisons as part of his ... Christmas presents and renovating private homes and businesses. .... PA Wine Land Festival at Montage Mountain ...
... on the private road of the county prison and tipped over, leading to a response ... for Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code services by our third-party ... Inspection Underwriters of PA Inc. (BIU) in the amount of $161,724.
The private company that runs the prison (G4S) and the Prison Service ... All high security prisons implemented a smoking ban in August 2017 and others went smoke-free before that date. ... David Jones/PA Wire/PA Images.
A Pennsylvania man who warned that he may do something to "make the news" has been sentenced to prison for threatening the ... LANCASTER, Pa. ... The company said it boosted security and hired private guards for HR ...
Watkins repeatedly said he had "nothing whatsoever to lose" in the messages, prompting the company to increase security and hire private ...
2, 2017 meeting in Lancaster, Pa. by Bobby Allyn, WHYY. After nearly two decades in prison, Isaac Rivera was ready to remake himself. ... of their release, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Correction's latest statistics. ... dorm-style rooms that most people would gloss over: a private bathroom.
After nearly two decades in prison, Isaac Rivera was ready to remake himself. ... Cities across Pennsylvania have grappled with trying to keep those leaving ... dorm-style rooms that most people would gloss over: a private bathroom. .... Houlahan scores major endorsements in Pa. congressional primary.
private equity firm Acquires Rita's Italian Ice, Now Eying California Public Library ... the Pennsylvania-based private equity firm added the frozen dessert ... which includes a prison phone company and a handful of Pizza Hut ...
A 2013 protest against private prison company Corrections ... Two judges in Pennsylvania literally made a fortune sending juveniles to jail. ... an unknown number of human rights abuses in jails and prisons across the country.


 

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