Pennsylvania To Close Two Of Its 26 Prisons

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At a time of lower crime rate, public attention has turned to the economic and social costs of widespread incarceration and many states are trimming their counts of prisoners. "This is the new normal for state corrections," says Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. On Thursday, he is expected to announce which two of the state's 26 prisons will close this year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!