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Court Denies Ex-Sen. Jane Orie’s Corruption Appeal

A three-judge state Superior Court panel has rejected former state Sen. Jane Orie’s appeal of her conviction and subsequent prison sentence for campaign corruption and with introducing forged evidence, which resulted in a mistrial before her eventual conviction.

03/06/2014

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Ex-State Sen. Jane Orie Released From Prison

Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted of using her legislative staff for her sister’s campaign for state Supreme Court judge, has been released from prison after serving less than two years.

02/09/2014

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Greene County Inmate Found Dead

Several agencies are investigating after an inmate was found dead in his prison cell in Waynesburg.

01/13/2014

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Inmate’s Death Under Investigation At SCI Greene

Police are investigating after a prison inmate was murdered Friday.

01/11/2014

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Man Wrongly Convicted Of Rape, Sent Back To Prison For Gun, Drug Charges

A man who spent nearly two decades in prison on a wrongly convicted rape charge is going back to jail.

01/02/2014

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Hospital Worker Sentenced In Hepatitis Case

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.

12/02/2013

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Fayette Co. Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Building New Prison

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.

10/15/2013

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3 Prison Guards Suspended For Alleged Inmate Abuse

Three county prison guards in Pennsylvania have been suspended and face charges they harassed and otherwise mistreated inmates.

10/04/2013

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Aging Fayette Co. Prison In Need Of Upgrade

The Fayette County Prison is in need of an upgrade. It’s the second oldest operating facility in the state of Pennsylvania.

10/03/2013

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Fayette County Officials Weigh Building New Prison

Stone walls hide the grim reality of life in the Fayette County Prison.

09/25/2013

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Mother Sentenced To Prison After Allegedly Imprisoning, Starving Twins

The mother accused of locking up her 6-year-old twins and nearly starving them was sentenced to 14-50 years in prison Friday.

09/13/2013

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County Mulls Using Inmate Accounts To Repay Taxpayers

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.

09/12/2013

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Convicted Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead In Jail Cell

Convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro was found dead in his jail cell Tuesday night.

09/04/2013

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2 Sentenced To Prison After Man Fatally Beaten Over Spilled Soup

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.

07/19/2013

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Former East Washington Police Chief Sentenced To 11 Years

The former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.

06/14/2013

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