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Gov. Wolf visits SCI-Greene to announce new safety measures for state prisons

WAYNESBURG – State Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel is hoping state institutions that have been under some form of lockdown since Aug. 29 will return to normalcy soon following a rash ... read more

Capitol Roundup: Governor launches School Safety Task Force with Auditor General

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale this week to announce the creation of a School Safety Task ... accountability measures. Financial disclosure is key to help ... read more

Plan to close Pennsylvania prisons draws scrutiny

Five of the 26 state correctional institutions - including the Frackville facility in Schuylkill County - are on the list of prisons to be possibly shuttered. The department is set to announce ... ... read more

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Department of Corrections discusses plans to close two State Prisons in cost-cutting measure

For additional information, please visit the Prison Closures page on the DOC’s website. Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on cost-savings measures ... and safety of our commonwealth. ... read more

State Plans Closure of Prisons

A lot of business owners in the greater Nanticoke area are outraged after hearing the announcement from the state corrections department that it plans to shutter two prisons ... In a statement, ... read more

EDITORIAL: What is making corrections officers sick in our state prisons?

Over the span of a week last month, 18 corrections employees at three state prisons were sickened ... a statewide lockdown of all DOC prisons and a visit to SCI-Greene on Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf to ... read more

Prison Chief Optimistic State Will Settle, Avoid Lawsuit

Lawmakers pressed Dunn if the state would actually be able to hire 500 officers in one year. Dunn responded that the salary proposal gives the "best opportunity to achieve that goal." Alabama Gov. Kay ... read more

Budget bills are ugly but Wolf has little choice but to sign

Asked how the governor ... new-taxes plan. Along the way, Wolf and the Senate fought off House GOP efforts to siphon cash from mass transit agencies and environmental cleanup programs and impose ... read more

Embattled Corrections Department secretary announces retirement

New Mexico Corrections ... of Public Safety for about nine months before before Martinez shifted him to the top job in the Corrections Department in 2011. Marcantel inherited a job vacancy rate of ... read more

Web extra: The Death Penalty across the United States

Seth Williams announces he has filed a petition to block Gov. Wolf halting ... The measure, which passed on a 32-15 vote, faces a promised veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts. State Sen. Ernie Chambers, the ... read more

'El Chapo' Mother Says US Approved Visa to Visit Drug Lord

In the letter, passed to López Obrador while he was in Guzman's home state of Sinaloa to announce a highway project ... drug cartel and twice escaped from Mexican prisons before he was extradited to ... read more

Capitol Roundup: Pa. Attorney General, retailers announce gift card changes to guard against scams

Following more than a year of working with the state’s Bureau of Consumer Protection ... voluntarily thanks to the joint initiative of Pennsylvania and New York. “I am proud to announce this victory ... read more

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