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By The Associated Press
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
 

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has name a new superintendent for the prison at Woods Run.

Mark Capozza, who had been the deputy superintendent at the state prison in Greene County, is the new boss at the State Correctional Institution-Pittsburgh.

Capozza is replacing Daniel Burns, who had been superintendent in Pittsburgh for a little more than a year before moving to take the same job at the state prison in Forest County.

Burns had replaced an interim superintendent named after Melvin Lockett and two other administrators were fired last year during an investigation that eventually led to charges against four guards who are awaiting trial on charges of physically or sexually abusing inmates, especially those serving time for sex crimes against children.

The Pittsburgh prison has about 550 employees and houses 1,850 adult male inmates.

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