HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The head of Pennsylvania’s prison system says it’s costing the state about $15 million to implement new procedures to combat drug smuggling believed to be causing staff to become sick in recent weeks.READ MORE: Squirrel Hill Grocery Store Hit With Consumer Alert
Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said Thursday the 25 prisons are on track to resume normal operations next week.
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Wetzel says attorney-client visits have resumed, and all visits are expected to be allowed starting Monday. The weeklong system-wide lockdown should be over early next week as well.
The prisons are expanding the use of body scanners and drone detection, and adding staff to visiting rooms.
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