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October 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
A two-night rampage at a state prison ended Friday with a guard and two inmates seriously wounded, five hostages freed and much of the overcrowded institution destroyed or damaged by fire, authorities said. There were no deaths or escapes, officials said, but more than 100 people were injured in the battle to take back the medium-security prison. Police officers firing guns and tear gas stormed a kitchen building as they began taking back control of the prison Friday morning, officials said.
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October 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of law enforcement officers with drug-sniffing dogs searched the nation's fifth-largest state prison Tuesday in a cell-by-cell raid aimed at rooting out drug-dealing by inmates and guards alike. Shortly after the raid began, the deputy prison superintendent and the chief of guards announced their retirements. Two captains, four lieutenants and a hearing examiner were temporarily transferred, pending further investigation.
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January 11, 1993 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bennett Seidman was scared to death. His body was vibrating like a tuning fork, and his speech was halting, jumbled. Seidman had been incarcerated in the State Correctional Institution here for more than a year, but he had never endured anything quite this terrifying. At the age of 41, he was participating in a ceremony most Jewish males go through at 13--a bar mitzvah, the Jewish ritual in which a boy becomes a man and attains full membership in his religion.
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January 11, 1993 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bennett Seidman was scared to death. His body was vibrating like a tuning fork, and his speech was halting, jumbled. Seidman had been incarcerated in the State Correctional Institution here for more than a year, but he had never endured anything quite this terrifying. At the age of 41, he was participating in a ceremony most Jewish males go through at 13--a bar mitzvah, the Jewish ritual in which a boy becomes a man and attains full membership in his religion.
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January 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Freeman, the suspended superintendent of the Camp Hill, Pa., prison has been fired for his actions during a three-day riot last year that left 123 people injured and more than half the institution in ruins. The dismissals of Freeman and Robert Smith, the prison's deputy for operations, were based on a recommendation by Gov. Robert P. Casey, who said that Freeman was among the officials with primary responsibility for maintaining order.
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December 22, 1989 | From United Press International
Prison administrators showed "serious misjudgments" in failing to heed warnings of inmate unrest at Camp Hill state prison, and in not securing the institution after the first of two nights of rioting, a report released Thursday concluded. But Arlin Adams, a retired judge who headed the three-member investigating panel that issued the report, stopped short of recommending to Gov. Robert P.
NEWS
April 10, 1989
Police in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania searched for 11 escaped prisoners who remained at large after separate jailbreaks. Officials in both states blamed the escapes on overcrowding and understaffing in outdated jails. Thirteen prisoners slipped away from the 173-year-old Norfolk County House of Corrections in Dedham, Mass., after sawing through a prison window bar Friday night. Seven have been recaptured. In New Castle, Pa., seven prisoners escaped the Lawrence County Jail on Saturday by cutting a hole in the metal ceiling of their cell.
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October 29, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Robert P. Casey said he will appoint an independent commission to determine the cause of three days of rioting that destroyed much of a state prison and left nearly 125 people injured. Authorities said a fifth of the prison's population has been bused to other facilities and 10 people remain in area hospitals following the uprising at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.
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October 27, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 1,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania rioted for a second night, taking eight hostages and setting several cellblocks ablaze, authorities said. One hostage was reportedly released. At least 79 people have been injured in the two days of disturbances. State police and firefighters struggled to regain control of the prison at Camp Hill as thick smoke billowed over the complex and several explosions were heard. The incident began during a lockdown. Prison Supt.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
In the fourth major uprising at three Pennsylvania prisons in less than a week, officials clamped a complete lock-down on Holmesburg Prison near Philadelphia following a four-hour riot that left some 150 inmates and guards injured. The State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill in Harrisburg and the state prison in Huntingdon were scenes of violent riots last week, two of them at Camp Hill.
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January 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Freeman, the suspended superintendent of the Camp Hill, Pa., prison has been fired for his actions during a three-day riot last year that left 123 people injured and more than half the institution in ruins. The dismissals of Freeman and Robert Smith, the prison's deputy for operations, were based on a recommendation by Gov. Robert P. Casey, who said that Freeman was among the officials with primary responsibility for maintaining order.
NEWS
December 22, 1989 | From United Press International
Prison administrators showed "serious misjudgments" in failing to heed warnings of inmate unrest at Camp Hill state prison, and in not securing the institution after the first of two nights of rioting, a report released Thursday concluded. But Arlin Adams, a retired judge who headed the three-member investigating panel that issued the report, stopped short of recommending to Gov. Robert P.
NEWS
October 30, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
In the fourth major uprising at three Pennsylvania prisons in less than a week, officials clamped a complete lock-down on Holmesburg Prison near Philadelphia following a four-hour riot that left some 150 inmates and guards injured. The State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill in Harrisburg and the state prison in Huntingdon were scenes of violent riots last week, two of them at Camp Hill.
NEWS
October 29, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Robert P. Casey said he will appoint an independent commission to determine the cause of three days of rioting that destroyed much of a state prison and left nearly 125 people injured. Authorities said a fifth of the prison's population has been bused to other facilities and 10 people remain in area hospitals following the uprising at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.
NEWS
October 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
A two-night rampage at a state prison ended Friday with a guard and two inmates seriously wounded, five hostages freed and much of the overcrowded institution destroyed or damaged by fire, authorities said. There were no deaths or escapes, officials said, but more than 100 people were injured in the battle to take back the medium-security prison. Police officers firing guns and tear gas stormed a kitchen building as they began taking back control of the prison Friday morning, officials said.
NEWS
October 27, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 1,000 state prison inmates in Pennsylvania rioted for a second night, taking eight hostages and setting several cellblocks ablaze, authorities said. One hostage was reportedly released. At least 79 people have been injured in the two days of disturbances. State police and firefighters struggled to regain control of the prison at Camp Hill as thick smoke billowed over the complex and several explosions were heard. The incident began during a lockdown. Prison Supt.
NEWS
October 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of law enforcement officers with drug-sniffing dogs searched the nation's fifth-largest state prison Tuesday in a cell-by-cell raid aimed at rooting out drug-dealing by inmates and guards alike. Shortly after the raid began, the deputy prison superintendent and the chief of guards announced their retirements. Two captains, four lieutenants and a hearing examiner were temporarily transferred, pending further investigation.
NEWS
April 10, 1989
Police in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania searched for 11 escaped prisoners who remained at large after separate jailbreaks. Officials in both states blamed the escapes on overcrowding and understaffing in outdated jails. Thirteen prisoners slipped away from the 173-year-old Norfolk County House of Corrections in Dedham, Mass., after sawing through a prison window bar Friday night. Seven have been recaptured. In New Castle, Pa., seven prisoners escaped the Lawrence County Jail on Saturday by cutting a hole in the metal ceiling of their cell.
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