Over the last decade, Pennsylvania prisons have seen a 103 percent rise in the suicide rate. So far, no one is sure why. The Department of Corrections (DOC) claims the increase is on par with an overall increase in suicides in Pennsylvania. The general suicide rate has also gone up over the past decade, but only by 22 percent. Suicide attempts in prisons have tripled in the past four years.
If you are a renter in Pennsylvania, it is important that you know the steps a landlord needs to take if they have decided on eviction. The landlord must follow the steps laid out in the Pennsylvania law called the Landlord and Tenant Act. Regardless of the reason, any eviction from a landlord cannot be done without following the rules of the law. However, if you are staying in a special boarding home or a guest at a lodging facility such as a motel, this law will not apply for eviction.