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. more >>
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. more >>
Philadelphia F.I.G.H.T is hosting the Annual Prison Health Summit on June 19, 2012 at the Philadelphia Convention Center - please follow this link for additional information. more >>
Newsletter September 2008
Plaques were laid in memory of Our fallen Heroes Warden Patrick N. Curran and Deputy Warden Robert F. Fromhold Sr. Location of Occurrence:Holmesburg Prison, 8125 Torresdale Avenue. Died in the line duty:Thursday, May 31, 1973
Linward Crowe accepting Volunteer of the Year Award at the 30th Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet, Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, on Thursday, June 18, 2009. Left to right: Warden William Lawton, Father Gregory Cozzubbo (Director of Chaplaincy Services), Rev. Linward Crowe, Deputy Commissioner Reginald Hammond, and Volunteer Services Director Loida Moreno. Rev. Crowe is a representative of The Navigators, an international mentoring and discipleship organization, and volunteers weekly at Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility with the Impacting Your World Ministries. He has also been active in the Kingdom Care Re-entry Network, and in many city-wide efforts to improve the success of ex-offenders upon their return to our communities.
Photo by Tony Webb City Photographer - Office of City Representative
Mayor Michael Nutter joins Prison's Commissioner Louis Giorla, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers along with the Prisons Deputy Commissioners: Robert Tomaszewski, Reginald Hammond and Rodney Brockenbrough in attending the press conference for the Badges of Honor 5K Run.
MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER & COMMISSIONER LOUIS GIORLA UNVEILS SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM FOR RIVERSIDE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
First large urban jail in the country to install roof-based solar water heating system. Philadelphia, December 4. Click here for full story
PPS carries on its tradition of sharing Holiday Cheer with its neighbors at the Riverview Home
Prison plan targets recidivism, staff morale and Overcrowding
The City Prisons Commissioner has outlined strategies to reduce prison overcrowding,
Mural Celebrating Prison Employees - 5/1/08
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. Click here to view press release.
A Tool for Better Justice; Advisory Board has Much Potential - 4/2/08
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.Click here to read full article.
What's new with the Philadelphia Prison System - 7/21/06
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. Click here to see more photos.