A former SCI-Somerset inmate charged with beating a corrections officer to death in February 2018 is now scheduled for a jury trial this summer.
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HARRISBURG – The union representing state corrections officers on Wednesday called on the Department of Corrections to take action to better protect those working in the state prison system.
It has been a little more than a year since the alleged murder of Pennsylvania State Corrections Officer Sgt. Mark Baserman at the hands of an inmate already serving a life sentence for murder at SCI-Somerset.
A State Correctional Institution at Somerset sergeant who died from injuries inflicted by an inmate last year has been awarded a Medal of Valor from his peers nationwide.
A corrections officer and inmate were both killed in 2018, while other officers were assaulted in separate incidents throughout a year of mayhem at SCI-Somerset.
Pennsylvania leaders need to be more aggressive making the state prison system safe, a former prison guard turned legislator said Wednesday.
The Aug. 1 editorial (“DOC’s response to prison attacks falls short”) comparing the Department of Corrections moving three of its superintendents to the criminal pedophile activity within the Catholic Church is both misleading and offensive.
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections borrowed a page from the playbook of the Roman Catholic Church in dealing with a string of violent attacks at the State Correction Institution at Somerset.