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The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections plans to shutter Retreat in light of the state’s rapidly declining inmate population and a $140 million hole in the agency’s budget.
An internal review of Pennsylvania’s parole system is, in theory, acknowledging a long-standing complaint of parole agents over a long-term policy shift designed to help more parolees succeed on the outside.
A group of about a dozen corrections officers recently returned from a trip to Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where they spent several weeks working in prisons. Now, they’re refurbishing a housing unit to try out what they learned.