Inmates in the Philadelphia prison system participate in the Philacorp furniture making program.
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New Philadelphia DA Pledges to Trade Incarceration for Education

Larry Krasner has been sworn in as the new district attorney for Philadelphia. In a moving speech during his swearing-in, Krasner vowed to overhaul Philly’s criminal justice system and reduce incarceration in the city. Krasner said he is poised to transform social and legal imbalances in Philadelphia. He tagged himself a “technician” for structural transformation. […]

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Mass Incarceration

Lehigh Students Create App to Simplify Mass Incarceration for the DOC

Thanks to an incredible group of Lehigh students, prison intake processes are now much simpler for Pennsylvania DOC. But, is this another way to simplify mass incarceration? The Intake Process for Pennsylvania Department of Corrections The students’ contribution has significantly assisted the Pennsylvania prison system in streamlining the process of mass incarceration. Typically, the Pennsylvania Department of […]

Luzerne County Prison is seeing a spike in prison suicides and prison deaths. Now, a mother wants answers about her daughter's prison suicide.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Mother of Luzerne County Inmate Seeks Answers on Daughter’s Prison Suicide

Debbie Griesing is mourning while pressing hard to get answers on the details of her daughter’s prison suicide. Brooke Griesing, 23, was among three different women inmates who died in Luzerne County PA Correctional Facility in June and July of this year. Griesing, hung herself using a sheet on June 8, in the Lyzerne prison located on […]

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2 Prison Couples Team Up for Smuggling Contraband into Prison for Escapes

Two prison inmates and their prison wives are facing felony charges for conspiring to smuggle in contraband. All four are charged with conspiring to smuggle cellphones and screwdrivers to use in planned prison escapes. The two men are incarcerated at the Center County Correctional Facility in Benner township, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Contraband Mistakenly Placed At the […]

Luzerne County Coroner says inmate Brooke Griesing committed suicide by hanging herself in her Luzerne cell.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Luzerne County Coroner Makes Determinations on Deaths of Two Inmates in County Jail

Last week, Times Leader reported on the Luzerne County Coroner’s determinations on the deaths of two inmates in the county jail. One was drug-related. The other was a prison suicide. Luzerne County Prison in Pennsylvania has had a lot of inmate deaths. Most of them have been caused by suicide. Statistics on attempted prison suicides […]

Tuesday, a Philadelphia prison inmate committed suicide in his cell at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, PA.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Philadelphia Prison Inmate Suicide Linked To Understaffing

A yet to be named Philadelphia prison inmate committed suicide at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Tuesday. City officials blame understaffing for the incident. The 65-year-old deceased inmate hanged himself in his cell when detention officers were not around to supervise the cells. This reports comes from Lorenzo North, head of Philadelphia’s Union of Correctional […]