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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If you have a question regarding prisoners' rights or conditions of confinement, please write or email the Lewisburg Prison Project.

PO Box 128

Lewisburg, PA 17837

(570) 523-1104