Pa. County Sees Lower Recidivism Rate With DRC


(03/10/2011)
The Franklin County Day Reporting Center has heled the county achieve a reduced recidivism rate, according to a study commissioned by county officials.

Pa. Governor Halts Prison Project

By Helen Christophi
(02/18/2011)
In an abrupt move, Gov. Tom Corbettt's administration scrapped plans for a $200 million prison construction project in Fayette County.

Pa. Official Proposes Prison Construction Freeze

By Helen Christophi
(02/02/2011)
Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner has proposed a freeze on new prison construction.

Oldcastle Precast Awarded SCI Graterford Contract


(12/29/2010)
Oldcastle Precast Modular has been awarded the precast cell contract for the new State Correctional Institution Graterford East and West project.

Special Needs Unit Opens at Pa. Correctional Facility



(12/09/2010)
The State Correctional Institution at Smithfield recently opened a new 19-bed Secure Special Needs Unit designed to give inmates with significant mental health concerns and those with restricted housing unit assignments the opportunity to participate in a highly specialized treatment program.

Bids Sought for $200 Million Pennsylvania Prison


(11/15/2010)
Bids are being solicited for a new $200-million correctional facility in German Township by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.

UPDATE: Officials Issue Revised Graterford RFP


(10/07/2010)
State officials re-issued the $365 million Request for Proposals for the planned two-facility prison complex in Graterford.

UPDATE: Re-issue Planned for $365m Graterford RFP


(09/28/2010)
State officials are preparing to revise and re-issue a RFP that was canceled earlier this week for a proposed $365 million Graterford state prison replacement project.

Judge Halts Graterford Prison Expansion Bidding


(09/15/2010)
A wrench was thrown into the $365 million expansion of Graterford State Prison as a judge ordered a halt to the bidding process after contractors filed a lawsuit.

Penn. Names First Female DOC Chief


(09/10/2010)
Gov. Edward Rendell named Shirley Moore Smeal acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania DOC, making the former executive deputy secretary the first female to hold that post in Pennsylvania.