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.
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.
Several agencies are investigating after an inmate was found dead in his prison cell in Waynesburg.
Police are investigating after a prison inmate was murdered Friday.
A man who spent nearly two decades in prison on a wrongly convicted rape charge is going back to jail.
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.