Shapiro’s nominees to public safety roles include the first woman to head the state Department of Corrections
Laurel Harry rose through the Department of Correction from drug and alcohol treatment specialist to prison superintendent.
States, including Pa., have replaced prison mail with scanned copies | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The 'exploitative' trend is a cash cow for private companies, a new report alleges.
Costs of incarceration rise as inflation squeezes inmates, families
Advocates, prisoners, and families are pushing for policy changes to bring commissary prices down. Lawmakers are starting to listen.
A Pa. prison got a Scandinavian-style makeover. Here’s what happened next | Analysis
The change at SCI-Chester shows shows how the U.S. penal system could become more humane.
Not just a Philly problem. Every community in Pa. has someone in state prison, new data show
'The nation’s 40-year failed experiment with mass incarceration harms each and every one of us,' a policy analyst said.
Prison staff shortages in Pa., elsewhere take toll on guards, incarcerated people | Analysis
In Pa., the corrections officers' union has called on lawmakers to take action to address a looming shortage.
Pa.’s state prison staffing crisis shows no sign of ending | Opinion
It's time for lawmakers to come together to address the problem. Lives are on the line.
New report paints mixed picture of recidivism in Pa. prisons | Thursday Morning Coffee
Most people who are released from custody return within three years; officials stress progress.
Hunger strike to protest solitary confinement at SWPa. prison continues | Friday Morning Coffee
Incarcerated people at the state prison in Greene County have been on strike since June 7.
Pa.’s $5 prison co-pay helps no one. Eliminate it | Opinion
Incarcerated people are the only group of individuals with a constitutional right to healthcare
After dropping early in the pandemic, jail populations are rising again | Wednesday Morning Coffee
COVID-19 cases, not actual policy changes, drove the temporary reduction, according to new research.
Prison violence punishes LBT women, and it can kill
Trans and nonbinary prisoners are often isolated and targeted.