Union members at State Correctional Institute – Greensburg are already getting placement letters letting them know where they will be working when the facility shuts down in a few months.
State officials broke the news earlier this week about wanting to close two local prisons, the Greensburg State Prison in Westmoreland County and Cresson State Prison in Cambria County. The closures would mean that most inmates would be relocated miles away to other facilities.
Hundreds of jobs are expected to be lost as the state moves to close two local prisons. The Greensburg State Prison in Westmoreland County and Cresson State Prison in Cambria County are closing later this year.