SENATOR YUDICHAK STATEMENT ON PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT WIILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF SCI RETREAT IN JANUARY OF 2020

Nanticoke, December 20, 2019 – State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) was notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections today that SCI Retreat was notified by the Department of Corrections this morning that a final decision on the proposed closure of SCI Retreat will be made in January 2020. 

“We appreciate the administration delaying the decision to ensure that the process was both fair and thorough,” said Senator Yudichak. “A decision of this magnitude will have wide ranging impacts on both Luzerne County and the Commonwealth and can’t be predisposed or made in haste and most importantly by law must comply with Act 133.”

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