Pennsylvania could save a projected $5.2 million a year in maintenance costs with the proposed sale of 13 surplus properties. 

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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.

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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 21:10

Cleeves at Franklin County Jail

The Franklin County man charged with killing three people in Quincy Township on July 20th is now back in Franklin County after being in Ohio.

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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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The event, designed to commemorate some of the most infamous prison breaks in American history, will feature interactive and family-friendly activities all weekend long.  Visitors can try their hand at Bocce Ball, a means of escape for inmates in the 20th century, or decide which inmate is truly responsible for Eastern State's 1945 tunnel escape.

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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.

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ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) - Budget constraints combined with exploding prison populations are prompting a number of U.S. states, including some of in the politically conservative south, to rethink their criminal codes.

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PHILADELPHIA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary partners with local organizations to present a four-part discussion series that focuses on crime and contemporary

correctional issues and features various guest speakers. Each discussion in The Searchlight Series will be open to the public for a fee of $5.00 and free for members of the historic site. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.easternstate.org/eventtickets . The schedule is as follows:

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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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