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‘It’s terrifying’: Corrections officers say jails aren’t doing enough to protect them as coronavirus spreads

As public health advocates warn of the threats the coronavirus poses behind bars, corrections officers at county jails in Pennsylvania say they continue to be put at risk.

Coronavirus leaves home buyers and sellers in limbo — and at financial risk

“I never thought, ‘What about if no one can leave their house?’ ” one home seller said. “That was never in the realm of possibilities I considered.”

As the coronavirus gains strength in Philly’s jails, panic and fingerpointing mark efforts to avert crisis by thinning inmate population

Though stakeholders have reached an agreement to potentially release hundreds of low-level offenders from the city's jails as the coronavirus spreads behind bars, fingerpointing and acrimony marked the negotiations. Meanwhile, 31 inmates are now infected.

Philly’s Catholic basilica to close during livestreamed services, after video shows crowd still showing up for Mass

The decision comes after The Inquirer reported that at least two dozen people showed up to last Sunday’s 11 a.m. Mass and were served Holy Communion, despite Archbishop Nelson J. Perez’s order earlier this month suspending all public Masses in an effort to curb the coronavirus’ spread.

Despite coronavirus stay-at-home order, Pa. is transferring children across the state

State lawmakers in Perry County said that it was "irresponsible" to move juveniles in the justice system from a COVID-19 "hotbed" like Philadelphia to their less-affected area near Harrisburg.

What it’s like to be locked in prison during the coronavirus pandemic

Recent court filings, interviews and social media posts detail an increasingly tense environment behind bars — one in which close quarters make social distancing all but impossible, and where daily contact between inmates and guards has led to a growing sense that coronavirus exposure is inevitable.

U.S. judge orders release of 10 immigrants in Pennsylvania, calling ICE incapable of protecting them from coronavirus behind bars

“It would be heartless and inhumane not to recognize [the] petitioner’s plight,” U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III wrote. “Should we fail to [order their release] … we will be party to an unconscionable and possibly barbaric result.”

Despite virus concerns, some Philly Catholics still receiving Communion on the tongue

Social distancing procedures are being adopted throughout the U.S. and much of the globe, but some religious organizations have been slow to act. In Philadelphia, Sunday Mass — with Holy Communion — continues at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

ACLU to Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Act now to stop county jails from becoming coronavirus petri dishes

In a petition filed Monday, the lawyers pleaded with the court to order all counties to limit new jail admissions, and order the release of many nonviolent and high-risk offenders to prevent a "public health catastrophe."

How Philly Catholics will celebrate Easter now that archdiocese has canceled in-person Masses

While President Donald Trump has said he wants the country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter,” the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said that won’t be happening in its more than 250 parishes.