|DOC recommends closure of SCI-Retreat|
|By citizensvoice.com- Bob Kalinowski|
NEWPORT TWP. — Despite months of opposition from area legislators, union leaders and other officials, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on Wednesday recommended the closure of State Correctional Institution at Retreat — a decision that will shift nearly 400 jobs out of Newport Twp.
SCI-Retreat survived a round of prison closures in 2017, then again was eyed for closure in the fall as a way to plug a gap in the state budget.
The Department of Corrections announced Wednesday that it has forwarded a report to Gov. Tom Wolf recommending closure of the facility. Wolf must now make a final decision regarding the closure.
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