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As state prisons ease coronavirus-related restrictions, county detainees remain in lockdowns

In spite of mass releases by counties to allow social distancing, some inmates still remain in solitary-like conditions
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Plexiglass barriers, still no in-person visitation: what correctional facilities will start to look like in reopening

The Department of Corrections released a five-stage plan to ease lockdowns in prisons.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

TIME SERVED – Virtual Screening & Discussion

Join WITF and PA Post for a screening of the new documentary TIME SERVED on Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm.

By Staff

As counties reopen, what about the correctional facilities inside their borders?

Inmates in prisons and jails remain on lockdown. And without proper testing, public health experts say that can’t end anytime soon
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Prison design creates ideal environment for coronavirus

Connected vents and small cells help accelerate the virus’s spread, and puts inmates on edge
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Coronavirus could pose big problem for Pennsylvania prisons and jails

Applying lessons from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

PA Post investigation prompts civil liberties group to demand change at Pa. jails

Our investigation on commissary items is the basis for a nonprofit’s legal claim advocating for prisoners’ rights
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

In Pa. jails, women are paying more than double for the same tampons they’d get on the outside.

A PA Post analysis found that the private companies in charge of providing goods to inmates are price-gouging items. But their contracts say that’s not allowed.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari