May 26, 2020

Joseph Darius Jaafari - May 25, 2020

"Starting this week, state-run correctional facilities in Pennsylvania will ease lockdowns and increase testing of inmates transferring to or leaving prisons. The changes, detailed on Friday, come as prisoner rights groups warn that...

May 8, 2020

Conservative estimates show that rates of COVID-19 cases among people incarcerated in state prisons and prison staff are more than three-and-a-half times higher than that of the general public, according to a new analysis by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justi...

April 2, 2020

April 28, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

Join Abt’s Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness and experts from the fields of homeless services and criminal justice to discuss evidence on how people reentering society from jails and prisons can avoid hom...

April 1, 2020

For two weeks, the 16-year-old was locked in a cell at George W. Hill Correctional Facility, in what the staff called “quarantine," but looked and felt like solitary confinement.

Caleb Campbell, from Upper Chichester, was allowed out of the cell — where he was being hel...

April 1, 2020

Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Palmer - April 1, 2020

At the Pike County Correctional Facility, a contraband economy has sprung up around limited supplies of soap.

Fights have broken out between prisoners in Montgomery County over phone time since the state prisons banned visi...

March 31, 2020

Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Palmer - March 30, 2020

Warning of an “impending viral explosion,” the ACLU of Pennsylvania pressed the state Supreme Court Monday to act immediately before county jails become epicenters for the coronavirus’ spread.

In a petition filed on behalf...

March 31, 2020

"The health and well-being of our staff, colleagues, and inmates is our top priority.  We continue to closely monitor the updates regarding COVID-19 from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and PDPH (Philadelphia Department of Public Health).

In an effort to be proact...

March 20, 2020

As coronavirus spreads through Florida, Jack McFarland is urging officials at Madison Correctional Facility to prepare a separate dorm for himself and other older prisoners. At 64, McFarland has spent the last 28 years in prison, and his age puts him at a higher risk o...

March 17, 2020

German Lopez - March 17, 2020

The next site of a deadly coronavirus outbreak may not be a cruise ship, conference, or school. It could be one of America’s thousands of jails or prisons.

Just about all the concerns about coronavirus’s spread in packed social settings appl...

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