SCI-Retreat Closing: Prisons should never be a community’s economic development strategy | Opinion
There are better ways to maintain and boost a region’s economy than through incarcerating human beings. Pa. needs to think creatively.
Pennsylvania moves to close Luzerne County state prison, as state lawmakers voice opposition
SCI Retreat currently holds 1,100 incarcerated people and employs 400 corrections officers and prison staff, according to the department.
A program that keeps people with addiction out of prison is ‘extremely underused.’ A Senate bill could change that
The bills, which have the support of Gov. Tom Wolf, now go to the full Senate for a vote.