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One West Centre Street
P.O. Box 150
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
570-773-1675 FAX

61 North Third Street
Hamburg, PA 19526-1501
610-562-6895 FAX
(Shared with Representative
Jerry Knowles)

100 North Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-6629 FAX
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2850 Windmill Road
Spring Township, PA 19608

237 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-952-3374 FAX
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Jerry Knowles)


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As you may already know, the governor announced late last week that the Department of Corrections plans to close two state correctional institutions out of a possible five across the state. One of those five under consideration is SCI-Frackville. 

We are shocked to see Frackville appear on this list of potential closures. Out of the five state prisons under consideration, SCI Frackville is the newest facility and has an “excellent infrastructure” according to the Department of Corrections, as well as operates at one of the most efficient rates.

We believe if the administration is seeking cost-savings, they should be looking at our corrections system as a whole and all institutions should be under review; not a select handful. Furthermore, this needs to be an open and transparent process since this impacts all Pennsylvanians from a cost standpoint as well as a safety and security standpoint.

We’ve already spoken with Governor Wolf and Secretary Wetzel and will do everything in our power to convince them to keep this facility open and keep these jobs in Schuylkill County. But we need your help! Sign our petition to encourage Governor Wolf and Secretary Wetzel to keep SCI Frackville open.

We know there are facilities that are not economically viable, but Frackville is not one of them. We are sure that after the Department of Corrections does its due diligence it will see what we already know – that Frackville is a top notch institution that must be maintained.

Be sure to sign the petitions here and here!

We are hopeful the administration can strike the right balance between cost-savings for taxpayers and the safety of Pennsylvanians.


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