Monday, January 23, 2017

Watch the Senate Hearing on Proposed State Correctional Institution Closures Live

On Monday morning, at 9:00am, the Pennsylvania Senate will hold a Joint Hearing of the Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on the Proposed Prison Closures across Pennsylvania.

For an agenda and to watch it live, click the link below

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced a plan to close or reduce the population of at least 2 State Prisons from a list 5, one which is SCI Frackville in Schuylkill County.

Five prisons are under consideration for closure: SCI Mercer in Mercer County, SCI Retreat in Luzerne County and SCI Frackville in Schuylkill County, SCI Waymart in Wayne County and SCI Pittsburgh in Allegheny County.

The Department of Corrections will announce its final decision on January 26.