Pennsylvania Tries New Anti-Recidivism Strategy

YORK, Pa. — York County Prison is serving as the location of a pilot program designed to improve recidivism by transferring state inmates to county lockups before they are released.

Pa. County Sees Lower Recidivism Rate With DRC

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
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
Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner has proposed a freeze on new prison construction.

Oldcastle Precast Awarded SCI Graterford Contract

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

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

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

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

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

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.