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August 1, 2022
Locked Down…from Access to Meds

Locked Down…from Access to Meds

Inmates struggling with opioid addiction in Pennsylvania jails do not have adequate access to medication and are more likely to overdose later as a result, according to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. A recent report by the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP), a legal aid group, revealed that opioid addiction medication in the state’s […]

January 24, 2022
Dangerous Conditions at Philadelphia Prisons

Dangerous Conditions at Philadelphia Prisons

Mandatory overtime, insufficient staffing and dangerous conditions are prompting an exodus of correctional staff from Philadelphia’s prisons, according to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. More than 500 staff have quit during the pandemic, putting prison staffing rates at 31% below the city’s approved levels. Among the top complaints are long hours – including […]