John Wetzel Leaving As Prisons Chief, Gov. Tom Wolf Names Acting SuccessorPennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel will soon leave the job he’s held for more than a decade and be replaced by a top administrator at the agency, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday.
Pennsylvania Department Of Corrections Suspends In-Person Visits For Unvaccinated InmatesThe Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced additional steps to keep people who are incarcerated protected against COVID-19.
COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: SCI Somerset Reports First Inmate Death From COVID-19The Pa. Department of Corrections is reporting an inmate death from COVID-19 at SCI Somerset.
Pennsylvania Death Row Inmates' Deal For Better Conditions Gets ApprovedA federal judge signed off on a settlement between Pa. death row prisoners and the state Corrections Department to make broad changes to confinement rules.
Coronavirus In Fayette County: Worker At SCI Fayette Tests Positive For COVID-19One employee at the State Correctional Institution at Fayette has tested positive for coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: Prison Inmates Being Quarantined In Cells Over VirusInmates throughout the Pennsylvania state prison system will largely be confined to their cells to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 after one tested positive for the disease.
Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: Information On State Prison Cases To Be Made Available OnlineThe Department of Corrections announced it will share regular updates about the coronavirus in the state prison system via its website.
3 Pa. Corrections Staff Members Arrested For ContrabandThree Pennsylvania Department of Corrections staff members have been arrested for contraband.
Lockdown Ends At Pa. State Prisons After Dozens Of Employees SickenedPennsylvania's state prisons are resuming normal visits and all inmates are no longer confined to their cells
ACLU Asks State Officials To Provide Info On Inmate Health During LockdownThe American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania wants the state prison system to reinstate inmate mail and visitation privileges that have been suspended because about 50 guards and other employees have fallen sick in recent weeks.
Pennsylvania Prisons Placed On Lockdown As Mystery Illnesses ProbedPennsylvania's state prisons are on lockdown after staff members required treatment in recent weeks from exposure to a yet-unidentified substance described as a liquid synthetic drug.
KDKA Investigates: Convicted Murderer's Daughters Concerned Over State's Paroling Of Violent CriminalsThey witnessed the murder of their mother and grandmother by their estranged father more than 25 years ago, but now the state parole board is letting him out of prison.
Execution Date Set For Man Convicted In Fatal Shooting Of 3 Pittsburgh OfficersAn execution date has been set for the man convicted in the ambush shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers in Stanton Heights.
SCI Greensburg Employees Attend Hearing In HarrisburgA busload of more than 40 prison employees and their families are in Harrisburg today for a hearing regarding the closing of SCI Greensburg.