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House Members Tour SCI Phoenix, Including Correctional Industries

February 25, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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Pictured from left: Kristina Owens, SCI Phoenix CSA; Michael Hays, legislative assistant; Rep. Steve Malagari; Bradford Patterson, Correctional Industries sales representative; Heather Hyvarinen, legislative assistant; Rep. Joseph Ciresi; Rep. Joseph Webster; Sarah Calvin, legislative assistant; Alex Teplyakov, legislative assistant; Konteh Khelleh, Correctional Industries director; Tracy McCullough, Correctional Indsutries sales and marketing manager; Rich Gaul, Correctional Industries assistant director; and Gina Orlando, SCI Phoenix CSA.

The Pennsylvania Correctional Industries management team met three members of the PA House of Representatives and their staff and provided a tour of the correctional industries located within SCI Phoenix. The members of the PA House of Representatives included the Hon. Joseph Ciresi, the Hon. Steven Malagari and the Hon. Joseph Webster, all representing districts in Montgomery County, PA.

The tour of SCI Phoenix was arranged with the institution by the House of Representatives. The representatives were interested in viewing the institution's correctional industries, as well as a variety of other operation centers within the prison including the visiting area, medical, dental and infirmary locations. The reps asked many questions, including the cost of incarceration, educational and vocational programming, inmate pay, rate of recidivism and much more.

All representatives and assistants came away with a better understanding of PCI, our mission and the benefits of "teaching inmates to work in PA."

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