New Procedures To Combat Prison Drug Smuggling Costing Pa. About $15MThe head of Pennsylvania's prison system says it's costing the state about $15 million to implement new procedures to combat drug smuggling.
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.
Another SCI Greene Corrections Officer Taken To HospitalFor the second time in three days, an officer was taken to the hospital after reporting feeling sick at State Correctional Institution Greene.
SCI Somerset Employees Sickened After Finding Inmates Smoking, SCI Greene Guard Also HospitalizedAt least five workers at the state prison in Somerset County were taken to the hospital Thursday, as well as a guard at SCI Greene.
Synthetic Drugs Believed To Be Cause In Rash Of Prison Employee IllnessesSynthetic drugs are believed to be the cause in a rash of illnesses among Pennsylvania prison employees.
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.
Dept. Of Corrections: SCI Greene Employee Exposed To Unknown Substance, HospitalizedThe state Department of Corrections says an employee of SCI Greene was hospitalized Tuesday night after being exposed to an unknown substance.
SCI Greene Corrections Officers Exposed To Unknown Substance, HospitalizedFour corrections officers were hospitalized and the SCI Greene facility was locked down on Monday evening.
Jerry Sandusky Transferred From Supermax Prison To SomersetFormer Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania.
Inmate Sues Over Delayed Treatment Of Leg InjuryA former inmate at a western Pennsylvania prison has filed suit for what he says was the delayed treatment of his leg injury.
Man Serving Life In Elderly Neighbor’s Murder Dies In PrisonA Washington County man serving a life sentence for murdering his elderly neighbor has died in prison.