Nutter nominates new prison commissioner

March 25, 2008 6:10:03 PM PDT
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has wants to make the acting commissioner of the Philadelphia Prison System permanent. Nutter appointed Louis Giorla (jee-OR'-luh) as acting commissioner on Jan. 10, shortly after the new mayor took office.

He nominated Giorla for the permanent job Tuesday afternoon. The city's prison board must vote to approve the appointment.

The lifelong Philadelphian has worked in the city prison system since 1982.