Criminal Justice

As of Sept. 17, nearly half the holding areas in the Northampton County Prison were in quarantine due to what officials are calling a “delta outbreak.” Cases have jumped this month from almost none at the end of August to now more than 30 among inmates and employees. 

The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office recently received accreditation from The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. 

By a unanimous decision, Allentown City Council named Charles Roca the city’s new chief of police. 

COVID-19 cases are on the rise at the Northampton County Prison (NCP) where just under half of the jail’s nearly 600 inmates are vaccinated.

Newly released FBI data show hate crimes in the U.S. hit a 12-year high in 2020.


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