In January 2016, Pennsylvania’s Northumberland County agreed to pay $7,500 to settle a former prisoner’s lawsuit alleging he was denied access to the courts, visitation, recreation and receipt of incoming publications.
While at the Northumberland County Prison, Charles Picarella, Jr., who is now housed at SCI Benner Township serving ...
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