Possible Prison Closure Impact on Schools
NANTICOKE -- The state recently announced plans to close two state prisons as part of budget cuts. On the list of possibilities are three prisons in our area. The Greater Nanticoke Area High School sits a mere seven and a half miles away from SCI Retreat. The prison is the second-largest employer in the school district, and area lawmakers and school officials know a potential closure could lead to devastating effects inside and outside the classroom.