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Kentucky is taking part in a new research program aimed at reducing the recidivism rate of the state's prison inmates. Kentucky is one of four states participating in the project. The Safe Streets and Second Chances program will be funded by the Koch Industries network. The project will begin in June with ...
Freed rapper Meek Mill may have seen the World War II movie “Saving Private Ryan,” and be familiar with a scene that came to mind after the hero's welcome Mill got Tuesday after being bailed out of the prison he was assigned for violating his parole. After Private Ryan, played by Matt Damon, is found and ...

Pennsylvania, as many other states do, allows judges broad discretion within a predetermined set of sentencing guidelines. ... To that, Cosby yelled out with expletives to Kevin Steele, the district attorney, that he did not own a private plane, according to multiple journalists who were in the courtroom.
Cosby, 80, was charged in December 2015 with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His first trial ended in a hung jury, but ... District Attorney Kevin Steele argued that Cosby could be a flight risk, because he has a private plane. Cosby then shocked the ...
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was released from prison yesterday, after a ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cast doubt on the credibility of the Philadelphia police officer who originally arrested the embattled musician ten years ago. Per the high court's ruling, Meek was awarded bail on Tuesday ...
More than six months after Vermont inmate Roger Brown died of metastatic cancer in a Pennsylvania prison, apparently without being treated for the ... "Under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC), PA DOC and VT DOC have worked cooperatively to schedule and/or conduct appropriate mortality ...

Private prisons now house 9 percent of the nation's prisoners — this despite a federal study indicating that they are more dangerous for both inmates and ... Of the three largest private prison companies, two — GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) — have previously ...
Top Vermont Department of Corrections officials say they have solicited new out-of-state prison contractors because they are disappointed with the treatment of inmates at Camp Hill, a large state prison in Pennsylvania that has housed about 260 Vermont prisoners since last summer. Inmates have ...
This undated photo provided by the Upper Darby Police Department in Upper Darby, Pa., shows An Tso Sun, a Taiwanese exchange student charged with .... Before moving to Pennsylvania, the teenager completed two years of high school at the private Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City, ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Five inmates at Graterford prison have taken their own lives in the past three months. Prison officials have brought in an expert to help. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections hired Lindsay Hayes- a national expert on jail suicides prevention. They say he'll review the policies ...

Before moving to Pennsylvania, the teenager completed two years of high school at the private Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City, publicity head Wu Hao-ming said. Prior to that, he achieved average grades at the private Wego Elementary School in Taipei, where he was popular among ...
Sun threatened to commit a shooting on May 1 at the Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School he attended, according to police in the Pennsylvania town of Upper Darby. They said he had live ammunition, a military-style ballistic vest, ammunition clip pouches and a high-powered ...
And in the case of the proposal by CoreCivic, a private prison firm, to build and lease back to the state a 925-bed prison in Franklin County, this meme ... center for offenders who pose no threat to the community, and fulfill the legislative intent to repatriate our prisoners currently serving in Pennsylvania.
Berrios had been unemployed and couldn't afford to insure the 2001 Dodge Caravan, so he said he got permission to store it on private property in York. “It gets to point where you say, 'You know what, I'm not going to pay this ticket today.' I'm just not, you know?” Berrios said. “I think you guys are wrong this ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Jailed rapper Meek Mill is garnering support from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The governor says he supports Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's position of being unopposed to Mill's release while he appeals a probation violation sentence. “I support D.A. Larry ...
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel leads a tour through the newest prison in Pennsylvania Friday, September 01, 2017 at State Correction Institution ... state Senate, supported by upstate legislators who value prison jobs in towns with few private-sector alternatives, would make state prisons harder to close.
In a phone call from a state prison in Chester, Philadelphia rap star Meek Mill said he can be a catalyst for criminal justice changes across Pennsylvania. “I think it's about time Pennsylvania had some light shined on the system,” Mill, 30, told an audience gathered Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania.
“In general, if every other county in Pennsylvania can deal with their county jails and oversight and operate and manage them effectively, why can't this county?” Kabeera Weissman of Delco Coalition for Prison Reform asked at the council agenda meeting Tuesday. “I want GEO Group out of this prison.


 

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