April 29, 2016 |
Convicted murderer Ira Einhorn was moved this week from the medium-security state prison where he has been held since his 2002 conviction to a minimum-security prison with units for terminally ill and geriatric inmates. Susan McNaughton, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, confirmed that Einhorn, 75, was moved Monday from State Correctional Institution Houtzdale, in Clearfield County, to SCI Laurel Highlands in Somerset County. She declined to give a reason, citing privacy concerns.
October 26, 2012 |
A convicted robber who fled a New Jersey minimum security facility last night and was captured hours later now faces time in maximum security. Josue Burgos, 33, was in the midst of a 14 year sentence when he fled Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, Cumberland County about 8 p.m. last night, said Danielle Hunter, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Bayside is situated on 1,148 acres of woods and farmland in rural South Jersey, about 17 miles south of Vineland.
September 2, 2009 |
EVEN in federal prison in Ashland, Ky., Vincent J. Fumo, No. 62033-066, has connections among its 300 prisoners. The former state senator, who started serving a 55-month sentence on Monday, met a South Philly pal inside his new "minimum security" home, 525-miles from Philadelphia. The unidentified South Philly pal "called home to his wife with a message that dad was ok and he'd be in contact in a few days," Fumo's son, Vincent E. Fumo, wrote in his first e-mail dispatch at 11:33 a.m. yesterday to his father's "large group of core friends and family.
August 14, 2009 |
Former State Sen. Wayne Bryant will be heading to the rolling hills of West Virginia, where he has been ordered to begin his four-year prison term for corruption this month. The once-powerful Camden County Democrat and chairman of the Senate's Budget and Appropriations Committee received notice from the federal Bureau of Prisons that he must report to the correctional institution in Beckley on Aug. 25. In U.S. District Court in Trenton last month, lawyers for Bryant, 61, of Lawnside, said they might ask that Bryant remain free while he appealed his conviction.
September 24, 2008 |
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy surrendered his freedom at 12:30 p.m. yesterday when he reported to the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla., to begin serving a 15-month sentence. Donaghy, 41, the Delaware County native who pleaded guilty last year to gambling and wire-fraud charges, must serve at least 12 months in jail. He admitted to providing inside basketball picks to Cardinal O'Hara buddies James "Baba" Battista, of Phoenixville, and Thomas Martino, of Boothwyn. Felicia Ponce, spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said the minimum-security Pensacola prison camp does not have fences.
April 8, 2008 |
Michael Vick is keeping in shape at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., by playing football in the prison yard. "Apparently, there was a prison football team and he played quarterback for both sides," Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank told the New York Daily News in a story published yesterday. The suspended Falcons quarterback is serving a 23-month term at the minimum-security satellite prison camp after pleading guilty in August to a federal dogfighting conspiracy.
May 20, 2004 |
Former State Rep. Thomas Druce will spend the next 22 months mowing grass, mopping floors and possibly pushing inmates in wheelchairs at a minimum security prison in western Pennsylvania. Two weeks after being ordered back to prison by a Dauphin County judge, the state Department of Corrections assigned Druce to serve out his two-to-four year sentence at SCI-Laurel Highlands - the state's primary prison for elderly and infirm inmates in Somerset County, 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
February 19, 2004 |
A collaborative mural project involving a North Philadelphia neighborhood, advocates for victims of violent crime, and felons has spawned a new work program at Graterford Prison. The state prison will employ up to 15 inmates full time to paint murals for Philadelphia neighborhoods, prison officials said this week. "We have the manpower, supervision and the skill to do it," said prison superintendent David DiGuglielmo, who came up with the idea after learning that city muralists were struggling to meet the demand for new art. "It's a good idea, and I'd like to make it a reality.
March 10, 2003 |
MAURICE RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The sight would make the Birdman of Alcatraz happy. In the former sawmill at Bayside State Prison in Cumberland County, inmates in orange can be found noisily cutting wood and hammering it together to build bluebird nest boxes, making as many as 100 a day. It has been going on since 1992, and as Bayside administrator Charles Leone will tell you, the Bluebird Nestbox Project serves many purposes: It keeps...
January 16, 2003
It was the same sad scene yesterday along Philadelphia's Chestnut Street in front of stately Independence Hall: the most historic minimum-security prison in America. Bicycle racks, posts, and National Park Service rangers blocked pedestrian and vehicle alike. But maybe not for long. Mayor Street's decision to reconsider permanently closing the block separating Independence Hall from the new Liberty Bell pavilion is worthy of praise - and hope. Hope that America's birthplace might be pardoned, after all. Hope that it will be freed from barricades that mar cherished values represented by the city's historic shrines.