Lawmakers question Pa. Corrections Department head on inmate health and safety

BY: - March 30, 2023

Lawmakers questioned the head of Pennsylvania’s prison system about inmate welfare and safety in a state House Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday on the Department of Corrections’ $2.9 billion budget proposal. Acting Department of Corrections Secretary Laurel Harry told members of the committee that prison populations are the lowest level since 2001, and the department has […]

Pa. state prison inmates mount hunger strike, calling for end to solitary confinement

BY: - July 2, 2021

The hunger strike is in response to what advocates call inhumane torture in solitary confinement