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Incoming York County Prison inmates will have to pay $25 processing fee

York County Prison board members on Tuesday approved a $25 processing fee for incoming county inmates, according to county spokesman Carl Lindquist. The policy will not apply to federal immigration detainees housed in the facility and other non-York County inmates, … Continue reading

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York County Prison board members approve policy change for suicide prevention

Detainees and inmates at York County Prison on suicide watch, at a certain point in their observation, won’t require 24-hour supervision, because of changes York County Prison board members approved Tuesday. The prison houses federal immigration detainees, and it generally … Continue reading

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York County Prison warden: detainee who died of hanging didn’t meet criteria for suicide watch

York County Prison Warden Mary Sabol on Tuesday discussed the recent suicide of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee. Here are some key things Sabol told prison board members about the inmate and suicide monitoring: –The person who committed … Continue reading

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York County Prison officials plan to charge a $25 processing fee for county inmates

Updated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: York County Prison board members voted in favor of establishing a $25 processing for county inmates, which they would have to pay before being allowed to buy blankets, sweatshirts, snacks or other items in the … Continue reading

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Read proposed legislation to require inmate deductions for county prisons

I’ve written about state Sen. Lisa Boscola’s proposed legislation to require county correctional facilities to deduct money from inmate accounts. You can read her proposed legislation here: SB1029 (PDF) SB1029 (Text)

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Poll: Should York County deduct money from inmate accounts to pay victims?

  poll by twiigs.com For Sunday’s paper, I wrote about how Don O’Shell has been suggesting that the York County Prison should deduct money from inmate accounts to pay back victims. “The fact that they’re sitting in jail should not … Continue reading

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Should more federal immigration detainees be released? Debate

The issue has an impact on York County, where the county prison receives money for housing federal immigration detainees. I asked Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators for comment.

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A brief overview on kosher food

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some York County Prison inmates claiming to be Jewish for the food. Rabbi Joan Lenowitz provided some information on requirements for kosher. Here’s a brief overview — there are other requirements: “1)¬†Forbidden Foods:¬† … Continue reading

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Read York County Prison reports

Here is a look at some recent York County Prison reports: York County Prison reports (PDF) York County Prison reports (Text)

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Read York County’s agreement with PrimeCare Medical Inc.

I wrote about the county’s contract with PrimeCare Medical Inc., a company that provides medical services to inmates. York County Commissioner Doug Hoke said PrimeCare is responsible for costs up to a certain threshold. He didn’t know what that threshold … Continue reading

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