abuse http://wesa.fm en DOJ Closes Investigation of Western Penitentiary http://wesa.fm/post/doj-closes-investigation-western-penitentiary <p>The U.S. Department of Justice has concluded its two-year investigation of physical and sexual abuse at SCI-Pittsburgh.</p><p>“The safety and security of inmates charged to our custody is very important to us, and we do take it very seriously,” said Susan McNaughton, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman. “So we worked cooperatively with the Department of Justice on a number of issues and actually have made so much progress that they’ve decided now to go ahead and close their investigation.”</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:10:40 +0000 Jessica Nath 22592 at http://wesa.fm PA Task Force Looks to Update Child Abuse Laws http://wesa.fm/post/pa-task-force-looks-update-child-abuse-laws <p>Sixteen new pieces of legislation are being introduced in the Pennsylvania State Senate this week in an effort to update and improve the state's child abuse laws.</p><p>The bills, sponsored by a bipartisan mix of 24 senators, come as a response to recommendations made by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection in its November 30<sup>th</sup> report. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:13:08 +0000 Tim Camerato 3522 at http://wesa.fm Thomas Merton Center to Hold Forum on Abuse of Women in the Military http://wesa.fm/post/thomas-merton-center-hold-forum-abuse-women-military <p><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">On Friday, March 8, in observance of International Women’s Day, the Thomas Merton Center will screen <em>The Invisible War</em>,</span><em style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font: inherit;">&nbsp;</em><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:14:53 +0000 Margaret Krauss 2214 at http://wesa.fm Thomas Merton Center to Hold Forum on Abuse of Women in the Military