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Apr 03, 2014
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Philadelphia Prisons Orchard to Cultivate skills and jobs
Apr 03, 2014
PHILADELPHIA On a grassy field outside the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, where the windows are narrow, the brick walls run high, and the barbed wire seems to twist around the metal fences forever, inmate Joseph Saunders stood shoulder to shoulder Tuesday with Mayor Nutter. Read press release
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Inmates Socialize Rescue Dogs for Adoption
Nov 12, 2012
Commissioner Giorla, Warden Bryant, Deputy Warden Hatcher and staff greet Elvis, a silver pit bull, and the New Leash on Life program participants. The New Leash on Life program teaches inmates to train and socialize rescued dogs to be adopted into welcoming homes.
The American Journal of Medicine article was written in part by Dr. Bruce Herdman Chief of Medical Operations for the Philadelphia Prison System.
Annual Prison Health Summit to be Held in Philadelphia
Jun 19, 2012
Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T is hosting the Annual Prison Health Summit on June 19, 2012 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Warden Bryant Featured in American Corrections Today
Jan 01, 2012
Warden Karen Bryant was featured in the January 2012 issue of American Corrections Today magazine. Warden Bryant spoke in the importance of continued education in the corrections field as well as taking advantage of opportunities when they arise.
Warden Bryant reflected on the support she has received from Commissioner Giorla and the PPS staff while in pursuit of her career and how she intends to pay it forward.
PPS Spreads Holiday Cheer
Dec 16, 2008
PPS carries on its tradition of sharing Holiday Cheer with its neighbors at the Riverview Home. Wardens Clyde Gainey (CFCF) and Arthur Blackmon (ASD) present clothing and puzzles and games to Sallie Fisher, Superintendent of Riverview Home.
Mayor Unveils Solar Water Heating System for Riverside Correctional Facility
Dec 04, 2008
First large urban jail in the country to install roof-based solar water heating system.
Mural Celebrating Prison Employees
May 01, 2008
Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined Prison Commissioner Louis Giorla and the staff of the Philadelphia Prison System for Opening Day Celebration of Correctional Employee Week at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.
Prison plan targets recidivism, staff morale and Overcrowding
Apr 24, 2008
The City Prisons Commissioner has outlined strategies to reduce prison overcrowding, fight recidivism and improve prison-staff morale in a report.
A Tool for Better Justice; Advisory Board has Much Potential
Apr 02, 2008
Mayor Nutter promoted Louis Giorla to Prison Commissioner and signed an executive order to have him put together a report in 30 days on the state of Philadelphia's prisons.
What's new with the Philadelphia Prison System
Jul 21, 2006
Flag lowering ceremony for Warden Thomas A. Shields who retired on Friday July the 21st, after working for the Philadelphia Prison System for over 53 years.