– Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) today issued the following response after learning that SCI Mercer has not been selected to close:
“Today’s news is a welcome relief to the Mercer County community and to our region as a whole. The reason to keep SCI Mercer is evident: It is a well-run, efficient and highly functioning facility that deserves to remain in our community. I am pleased that the governor and his administration realized that closing SCI Mercer would not have translated into the millions of dollars of savings needed.
“I would like to thank all of our state and local officials for putting up a valiant and successful fight. In less than three weeks, our community mobilized in order to help save the prison and the 400-plus direct jobs and countless indirect jobs that would have been lost. Their efforts clearly demonstrate how strong we really are. I would also like to thank all of the members of the community – corrections officers, families of correction workers and so many more – for sharing their concerns and their stories with me. You all are the ones we fight for.”
Representative Tedd Nesbit
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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