A lockdown is in its second day at a southwestern Pennsylvania state prison where officials say inmates have attacked staff members twice in the last two weeks.

Published in Prison Legal News
George M. Leader is again popping up his head politically.

On Nov. 15, 1954, the cover of America's leading newsmagazine carried a photo of a grinning George M. Leader with his hands clasped in victory over his head.

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The state is broke and the state corrections system is broken, but the latter is in the midst of a fix, Pennsylvania's top jailer said Sunday.

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania could save tens of millions of dollars a year by keeping low-level offenders out of the prison system and instead reserving state prison beds for criminals convicted of the most serious crimes and serving longer terms, consultants said in a report released today.

Published in Current Events

April 29, 2012


Eric Boehm

PA Independent

HARRISBURG — The state secretary of corrections says inefficiencies within the state prison system’s is forcing taxpayers to pay for keeping about 1,900 inmates per year locked up when they otherwise would qualify for parole.

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