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​2019 News Releases

Corrections Secretary Releases Crimelines Report Highlighting Consistent Decreases Over 20 Years (12/17/19)

SCI Camp Hill Reports Inmate Death (12/16/19)

Corrections Secretary at Employer Roundtable: Hiring Reentrants is a Smart Choice (12/4/19)

SCI Mercer Reports Inmate Death (12/3/19)

SCI Dallas to Conduct Emergency Siren Testing On January 4 (11/27/19)

SCI Waymart Reports Road Closure 2019 (11/26/19

Corrections Department Suspends Employees Following Recent Inmate Death (11/16/19)

Notice of Execution Signed for Jakeem Lydell Towles (11/15/19)

Corrections Secretary Speaks at York Economics Breakfast (11/14/19)

SCI Mahanoy Reports Inmate Death (11/13/19)

SCI Coal Township Reports Inmate Death (10/22/19)

SCI Greene Reports Inmate Death (10/4/19)

SCI Houtzdale Reports Inmate Death (10/2/19)

SCI Benner Township Reports Inmate Death (9/30/19)

SCI Somerset Reports Inmate Death (9/23/19)

SCI Phoenix Invites Public to Participate in Deer Hunt (9/10/19)

Department of Corrections Announces Plans to Explore Prison Closure (8/29/19)

Department of Corrections Discusses Results of Parole Cases Review (8/28/19)

SCI Albion Reports Inmate Death (8/26/19)

SCI Greene Reports Inmate Death (8/19/19)

SCI Huntingdon Reports Inmate Death (7/31/19)

State Agencies Provide Parole Agents with Early Learning Family Support Resources (7/26/19)

SCI Albion Officials Report Respiratory Illnesses (7/3/19)

SCI Phoenix to Test Emergency Siren (6/26/19)

SCI Fayette Employees Donate Trained Dog to Local Citizen (6/25/19)

Pittsburgh Area Probation, Parole Officials Hold Annual “Get Back To Work” Help Fair for Reentrants (6/21/19)

Three Parole Agents Complete Department of Corrections Drug Interdiction Unit Training (6/20/19)

Limited Lockdown at SCI Houtzdale (6/14/19)

Notice of Execution Signed for William Rivera (6/6/19)

Department of Corrections Seeks Service Providers to Assist Female Reentrants (6/6/19)

DOC Evaluation Leads to Insight on Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program Success (6/4/19)

SCI Camp Hill Reports Inmate Death (6/4/19)

Klinikowski Receives Governor's Award for Excellence (5/20/19)

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to Play Major Role in National Prison Reform Discussions Programs (5/16/19)

PA DOC Medication-Assisted Treatment Program Takes Center Stage at National Health Conference (5/14/19)

Corrections Department Officials Honor Employees for Outstanding Performance, Valor and Innovation (5/8/19)

SCI Forest Reports Inmate Death Cragle (5/6/19)

Department of Corrections to Expand Medication Assisted Treatment Program to New Receptions, Parole Violators (5/6/19)

SCI Pine Grove Inmate Organization Donates to Local Alice Paul House (5/2/19)

SCI Pine Grove Hosts Career and Reentry Fair for Inmates (5/2/19)

Corrections Employee Receives National Law Enforcement Intelligence Award (4/30/19)

Department of Corrections Offers Inmates Training and Skills for Successful Reentry (4/25/19)

Department of Corrections Secretary Addresses Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce Board Members (4/23/19)

Clarion Native Named Superintendent of SCI Forest (4/22/19)

Veteran Corrections Employee Named Dallas Superintendent (4/19/19)

Wilkes-Barre Native Named SCI Waymart Superintendent (4/16/19)

Photo Books Added to List of Personal Mail Items Pennsylvania Inmates May Receive (4/16/19)

Corrections’ Innovative Programs Recognized by the Addiction Policy Forum (4/12/19)

Department of Corrections Recognizes Crime Victims’ Rights Week with Activities, Events at Every Facility (4/8/19)

K-9 Vehicle Search Ends with Visitor Arrested for Smuggling Drugs (3/26/19)

SCI Coal Township Visitor Attempted to Smuggle Drugs to Inmate (3/26/19)

Department of Corrections Facilities to be Tobacco Free by July 1 (3/18/19)

SCI Albion Staff Thwarts Escape Attempt (3/15/19)

Female Visitor at SCI Coal Township Arrested for Smuggling Drugs (3/11/19)

State Prisons to Provide Arts and Crafts for All Inmates and Families (3/11/19)

SCI Rockview Reports Inmate Death (3/9/19)

Corrections Announces Staff Arrests for Contraband (3/6/19)

SCI Benner Township Reports Inmate Death (2/28/19)

Governor Wolf Calls for Moment of Silence in Memory of Sergeant Mark Baserman (2/25/19)

Department of Corrections and Civil Rights Groups Announce Progress Toward Settlement of Legal Mail Lawsuit (2/22/19)

SCI Benner Township Reports Inmate Death (2/13/19)

New Pharmacy Contract Estimated to Save $1 Million Annually (2/13/19)

SCI Somerset Confirms Officer Assault (2/11/19)

Notice of Execution Signed for Timothy M. Jacoby (2/5/19)

SCI Rockview Reports Inmate Death (2/4/19)

SCI Coal Township Reports Inmate Death (1/30/19)

SCI Benner Township Reports Inmate Death (1/23/19)

Secretary Wetzel Participates In Benjamin Franklin Event Panel on Criminal Justice (1/22/19)

SCI Coal Township Reports Inmate Death (1/15/19)

Corrections Culinary Arts Program Promotes Food Service Training at Pennsylvania Farm Show (1/12/19)

Governor Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population (1/11/19)

SCI Camp Hill Report Inmate Death (1/4/19)

PSP and DOC Investigate Inmate Death at SCI Pine Grove (1/2/19)