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West Reading woman urges commissioners to be wary of privatizing Berks County Prison

From the Reading Eagle 6/30/17:

Reading, PA - To the surprise of his colleagues last week, Berks County Commissioner Mark C. Scott revealed that he had reached out to a private prison operator to see if it could offer any benefits as the board contemplates the construction and future operation of the county jail.

A concerned citizen showed up at the commissioners meeting Thursday to let Scott know that people are watching him carefully.

Shannon Kozik of West Reading suggested that Scott, a Republican, examine the full economic and social impact privatizing the prison would have on the people housed there and those who work there before making any decisions.

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