Site of last public hanging in Pennsylvania

The Northumberland County Prison had many issues before 2010, including being the site of the last public hanging in 1879.  The prison received many lawsuits throughout the years, one being filed by the Lewisburg Prison Project on behalf of 12 inmates for the prison's poor conditions and practices that violated constitutional rights.


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John M. Humphrey and Clifford A. Rieders were awarded Karl and Isabelle Patten Awards for "following in the footsteps of Isabelle and Karl Patten, who...

Humphrey and Rieders recognized by the Lewisburg Prison Project

October 13, 2013

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