A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
The aging Fayette County Prison’s days are numbered. Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to replace the 124-year-old facility with a new state-of-art facility at a cost of $31 million.
Three county prison guards in Pennsylvania have been suspended and face charges they harassed and otherwise mistreated inmates.
The Fayette County Prison is in need of an upgrade. It’s the second oldest operating facility in the state of Pennsylvania.
Stone walls hide the grim reality of life in the Fayette County Prison.
The mother accused of locking up her 6-year-old twins and nearly starving them was sentenced to 14-50 years in prison Friday.
Officials in a central Pennsylvania county are debating whether money should be deducted from the personal accounts of prison inmates to pay money owed to victims and taxpayers.
Convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night.
The brother and a second housemate of a mentally disabled western Pennsylvania man have been sentenced to prison for fatally beating him for spilling a bowl of soup.
The former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.
A Clarksburg man who failed to stop his girlfriend from burning her 2-year-old daughter with cigarettes and feeding her hot red pepper seeds is headed to prison for one to three years.
A Pittsburgh woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzling more than $129,000 from a bank.
A judge has ruled that the Pennsylvania charity for troubled youths started by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky can transfer $200,000 and other small assets to a Texas ministry, which will assume operations of some programs.
A Washington County man has renewed an old friendship with reputed Boston-area mob kingpin “Whitey” Bulger, who is in prison awaiting trial on several charges, including murder and money laundering among other things.
Union members at State Correctional Institute – Greensburg are already getting placement letters letting them know where they will be working when the facility shuts down in a few months.