January 27, 2017

Waymart prison to remain open

SCI Waymart to remain open

HARRISBURG – The Department of Corrections announced on Thursday that only one of the five prisons considered for closure will be shut down. 

“After an extensive evaluation outlined below, the DOC made the decision to only close SCI Pittsburgh to minimize the impact to the staff, economy, and community, while still achieving necessary cost savings,” said a statement released on Thursday. “Closing a larger institution like Pittsburgh made it possible to not close two smaller prisons to reach similar savings.”

Among the other institutions on the last was the facility at Waymart in Wayne County.  Waymart will remain open.


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