Penn. Names First Female DOC Chief

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.

Pennsylvania Re-Issues $180 Million RFP

Pennsylvania Department of General Services re-issued the RFP for the new 2,000-bed state prison in Benner Township with a maximum contract award of $181.5 million.

County Unveils HOK Courthouse Design

Bucks County will soon break ground on the largest construction project in county history — a new $100 million justice center.

Pennsylvania Governor Plans Parole, Corrections Reform

Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced plans to implement several recommendations from an independent review for improving the state’s corrections and parole system.