HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The process of closing a massive state prison complex in Pittsburgh is well underway, less than a month after it was announced.
Some inmates have already been sent to other facilities and the Corrections Department has determined where it will relocate its medical and therapeutic programs.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Winter Storm Blankets Pittsburgh Region With Heavy Snowfall
Members of the union that represents corrections officers at Pittsburgh State Prison have until Friday to fill out and return a survey in which they will tell the agency where they’d prefer to be transferred.
There’s also been progress in trying to figure out a future use for the 24-acre property on the Ohio River, just north of downtown.READ MORE: PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Storm System Moves Into Pittsburgh Area
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is closing the facility to save millions to help balance the state budget.SEE IT: Massive Winter Storm System Brings Snow To Pittsburgh Area
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