24, and state officials now say it will open more than a year behind schedule.
The concrete housing stacks at State Correctional Institution Phoenix, built to replace the 1920s stone Graterford complex nearby as the main detention center for Philadelphia-area inmates, is not expected to open until at least January, the state Corrections Department now says.
24, 2009 — Bullock, who had a long history of mental illness, psychotic episodes and auditory hallucinations, had tried to kill himself at least 20 documented times in the decade before his 2003 incarceration, and several more times since.
Autopsy photos taken after Bullock's suicide showed that his forearms were covered from wrist to bicep with scars, apparently self-inflicted by razors and knives.
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The state granted Walsh Heery a bad-weather delay last year and would give another if there were "conditions beyond the control of the contractor" keeping Phoenix from opening, spokesman Thompson added.
But no new extension has been granted, and officials were at a loss last week to explain the failure to open.
He returned to Graterford several times on parole violations, most recently on April 14, Shaylor said.
The Billy Doe rape story was so sensational it attracted the attention of crusading writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
She described Billy Doe in a 2011 story, “The Catholic Church’s Secret Sex-Crime Files,” as a “sweet, gentle kid with boyish good looks” who had been callously “passed around” from predator to predator.
On October 9, 2015, a former Philadelphia altar boy reported to the office of Dr.
Stephen Mechanick to undergo a court-ordered forensic psychiatric evaluation.