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Abuse Allegations Mount At SCI Pittsburgh

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Robert Mangino
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PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — The investigation into claims of abuse at SCI Pittsburgh is ramping up after the Tuesday arrest of Harry Nicoletti, a correctional officer at the prison. 

Nicoletti is facing 92 counts related to the alleged sexual and physical abuse of prisoners under his care.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr. indicated Wednesday that more arrests are on the way, with up to 11 other SCI Pittsburgh employees facing additional charges. 

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Robert Mangino talks with Bret Grote, an organizer with the Human Rights Coalition, about how widespread abuses like the ones alleged in Nicoletti’s case are in the prison system, and whether convicted criminals could be seen as deserving such abuse from the corrections officers who oversee them.

Listen to Robert Mangino every weekday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA!