Public Hearing on SCI Retreat Slated for Tonight

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV)  A second public hearing on the possible closure of S-C-I Retreat will take place tonight (November 21). 

The hearing comes after John Wetzel, the secretary of the Department of Corrects was caught on-camera suggesting the closure had already been finalized.

Plans to close the state prison have been controversial for a variety of reasons mainly because it would cost the area hundreds of jobs. Officials from The D-O-C says closing the prison is a cost issue.

 More than 400 people who work there have been offered positions at other state prisons in the region.

The public hearing is at 5:30 this evening at the Nanticoke Municipal Building.

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