PA Rep. Lou Barletta wants state officials to delay a decision on prison closures

01.12.17 | Terry Diener

Barletta says the officials should take time to consider a forthcoming report detailing the impact of the closure on local communities.

Officials announced plans last week to close two state correctional institutions this year as part of a cost-saving move and named five prisons as possibilities for closure. Three are in northeast Pennsylvania.

The State Senate Majority Policy Committee is also looking at a potential hearing on the prison closings January 23rd when the chamber returns to session.