December 18, 2020

In the News

An inmate died of the coronavirus, but Pa. corrections never told his family
Claire Shubik-Richards, executive director for the Pennsylvania Prison Society, a nonprofit that acts as the state’s unofficial ombudsman for prisoners and their families, said this bureaucratic limbo has been a problem since the pandemic started. But it’s becoming even more common as positive cases of COVID-19 within state prisons are seven times higher than they were in the first seven months of the pandemic.
Spotlight PA
by Joseph Darius Jaafari