The new state prison in Skippack Township, set to replace the aging Graterford State Prison, years behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget, is finally ready for prisoners.
Years after Pennsylvania’s newest, biggest, and most expensive prison, State Correctional Institution Phoenix, was slated for completion, certificates of occupancy have at long last been issued for the entire $400 million, 3,830-bed complex in Montgomery County, writes Samantha Melamed for philly.com.
The move from Graterford Prison finally seems imminent. Staff have packed up their offices. And the men currently housed at Graterford, which Phoenix will replace, have been issued two moving boxes each.
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