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Pennsylvania to close another prison as inmate ranks shrink : Pennsylvania to close another prison as inmate ranks shrink

Aug 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania is planning to close another prison, as the inmate population continues to decline and prison costs rise, lawmakers and union officials said Wednesday.

Prison officials briefed lawmakers and Retreat state prison staff in northeastern Pennsylvania about their plans to close the facility in March, but have not released details to the public.

Two Luzerne County Democrats, Sen. John Yudichak and Rep. Gerald Mullery, whose districts include Retreat, said the...