Governor: Statement from Gov. Tom Wolf regarding Corrections’ facility closure announcement.
Text of Jan. 26 press release.
Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on his administration’s announcement that the Department of Corrections will begin the process to close SCI Pittsburgh on June 30, 2017:
“The growing size and cost of our prisons system has gone unaddressed for too long – rising to more than $2 billion and threatening funding for programs that the people of Pennsylvania want: education, senior care and jobs and training programs.
“I commend Secretary...
To: John Wetzel, Secretary DOC
From: Shirley Moore Smeal, DOC Executive Deputy Secretary
RE: Recommendations for Potential Facility Closures
The Department of Corrections budget for FY 2017/2018 is expected to have a significant budget deficit. The most cost-effective means to reduce the gap between budget allotment and anticipated expenditures is to close a prison(s). (CLICK TO READ FULL LETTER)
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