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Gov. Wolf: Corrections Announces First Group of Inmates Under Temporary Reprieve Program

04/15/2020

Harrisburg, PA – Gov. Tom Wolf issued reprieves yesterday for the first group of Department of Corrections inmates who met criteria for the Temporary Program to Reprieve Sentences of Incarceration, which the governor established through order on April 10. A copy of the governor's order can be found as a PDF here or on Scribd.

After providing information to county prosecutors and judges earlier this week, submissions were received by the DOC for additional consideration by DOC Secretary John Wetzel. Sec. Wetzel then submitted a list of inmates to Gov. Wolf for his consideration.

Inmates approved in this first round of reprieves are: 

Inmate Name
DOC #Committing
County
Reprieve
Date
Facility
Israel RodriguezLE9893Montgomery04/14/2020Waymart
Bryan FritzNQ5608Bucks04/14/2020Waymart
Patrick FishQA1528Monroe04/14/2020Waymart
Wilfredo Quirindongo-RodriguezNN7256Berks04/14/2020Waymart
Gregory ZimmermanNX7911Wayne04/14/2020Waymart
Jose Arismendi Rodrigues Jr.NT5221Lehigh04/14/2020Smithfield
Brant CromerMW8280Cumberland04/14/2020Smithfield
Nathaniel BarnesNX6552Chester04/14/2020Coal Township


All inmates will undergo COVID-19 screening prior to release. Some individuals may be released to community corrections centers, while others may be released to home confinement. In either case, all will be confined to their location and will be supervised by parole agents. 

Each reprieve signed by Gov. Wolf reads, "If at any time the subject of this reprieve violates the supervision requirements imposed by the Department, this reprieve is revoked and the individual shall be returned immediately to the physical custody of the Department of Corrections."

The DOC will not issue subsequent news releases on reprieves, because such information will be provided on the DOC's COVID-19 webpage here.   Find the latest information on the coronavirus here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Susan McNaughton, smcnaughto@pa.gov; Maria Finn, mfinn@pa.gov

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