Graterford Institution | Pennsylvania

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Earl Franklin.jr

I am in search of details regarding Earl Franklin escaped this facility i I believe it was 69 or 70 he surrendered to authorities in Pittsburgh. Is there anyone who can help me find newspaper article video regarding this time in my families lives earl is my father
Earl Franklin JR wrote on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

    according to my older sibling it was not an escape but a medical release for cancer studies that eventually lead to tube feeding proccess
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Thursday, March 05, 2015

We call that stop "Graterworld". It's a whole different culture in there. I've been there three times and the smell of Kite, oranges and cleaning supplies has never changed. Makes my stomach knot up just thinking about it. It's WIDE wide open, I've seen hacks buying stuff from inmates' stores. It's not THE toughest spot, but it's absolutely top 5. If you have people in there, all I can say is good luck. Tell 'em to stick to their own, it's one of those joints.
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Friday, October 24, 2014
no love

my bd just got sent to graterford how long does he stay on black out
shea wrote on Sunday, November 16, 2014

    There is no " Black Out" he gotta set up his phone,put in a visit list etc.. graterford is an intake facility for the eastern region.. It can end up being your home jail too. But you go thru Camp Hill First for classification...
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Charles Brockington

did close to 20 years there: for a crime I did not commit, but it was too late statue of limitation ran out. did not know law myself. but learned a valuable lesson. I pray always for those that are innocent; and there are (many) not most.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

i left there in late 98,spent 3 1/2 yrs in the teardome(d block) and about 9 months on a transferred and came home in 2000.havent been back.i'm buggin on the fx numer was a bs number...dam

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Saturday, November 02, 2013
Idris Lotts

Hey I just got out from doing three years here and though I've witnessed violence it is what you make it. It is still group showering and each block holds up too 600 people. I did my time on D block with lifers and those doing big numbers. It's a sad situation in there and despite many preconceived beliefs there are some good men in there. I pray for all those brothers and their families.
G. B wrote on Thursday, November 07, 2013

    How the place living conditions and eMate
Idris wrote on Sunday, February 02, 2014

    Living conditions? Well D Block is an older block so it has the older look, there's some mice and a few big ass roaches you see once awhile in the chow hall but for the most part if you got a TV and get a daily routine like programs or weightlifting or trade you can cope better because even though I only did three every once in awhile I used to get those feelings of hopelessness..but with reading and prayer I kept my mind sharp enough to focus on the goal of getting out..they have a new side I was never on so it's probably more up to date but it's like a little city inside of those walls..I know from experience it's possible to survive as long as you refrain from the BS
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
family member

My sister and I will also be attending the dinner as well. I was told that you can get dressed. of course nothing ridiculous or skin hanging out. Just a nice dress or so. I am going to call today to confirm. Don't be nervous. it's alot of us attending. This is an opportunity for him to feel somewhat normal....Enjoy yourself..:)
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Did a little 48 hour stop there before I went to camphill. The place is wide open. CASH IS KING there. Mind your bizz, you good.
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Thursday, November 08, 2012

It changed my life. Graterford woke me the hell up. I am from near Pittsburgh, was shipped to Graterford after Camp Hell... A few years there changes one's life forever.. FX8844...if you have people in there, they will right themselves. God Bless u all.

former inmate
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Missing HIM

"Hello. After reading some of these stories I can officially say I'm am really scared for my Fiance. I have never known him to be a punk in any way and I have NEVER known him to be attracted to any male in ANY way. With that said, I feel like that makes him even more of a target. I'll explain. He is 6 foot 4, close to 200 lbs, and NOT a punk and NOT a homosexual so it would seem more likely for him to become a potential target of either some type of assault crime or sexual related crime because someone in there might try and be the one to make a name for themselves by breaking in the Diesel ass heterosexual who is BRAND NEW to Graterford.

This worries the hell out of me. It does ease the worry to some degree to know that my man WILL NOT hesitate to catch an additional case protecting himself by all means possible, but still I do worry. He just got there last week from Delaware County Prison (George W. Hill). I haven t heard from him, I don t know how long the intake process takes before I can see him or add money to his books or anything. Will someone out there PLEASE enlighten me? I did receive a box yesterday and inside were his shirt, boots, pants and two Rosaries. I'm guessing they were what he was wearing when he got there.

The judge sentenced him to a 12-24 years, and he's already served 4 months in Delaware County, but how long will he have to be in Graterford before he will be moved to his permanent jail/prison to finish his sentence? If anyone knows ANY of these answers PLEASE email me ASAP. Also if there is anyone who drives there out of Philly (West) please let me know and we can discuss cost etc... Thanks!"
Susan wrote on Saturday, April 11, 2015

    ummmmmm 12-24 YEARS AND YOUR AFRAID FOR HIM? He did something really serious to get that amount of time. Lets hope he learns from this and does not go back. This is a prison, not a camp. Unless he is innocent, I don't feel bad for anyone except the taxpayers. Do you realize how many people in this country have been brutalized or killed by inmates prior to them going there? They send them to the toughest facilities for reason. Its maximum security.

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