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Toohil Announces Cancellation of State Contract with Former MinSec Facility in Downtown Hazleton
On Monday outside the state Capitol, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) discussed the Department of Correction’s decision to end the contract with the former MinSec facility in downtown Hazleton.
– State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to not renew the state contract for the former MinSec pre-release correctional facility in downtown Hazleton. The final state contract with Community Education Centers (CEC) of West Caldwell, N.J.,will end on June 30. CEC purchased the facility’s operator, MinSec Holdings of Wallingford, Pa., last November.

“For years, MinSec Hazleton has been the cause of crime and consternation in the Hazleton community. MinSec has wreaked havoc on our city and resulted in the loss of business in our downtown.

“I am ecstatic to announce that I have received word from administration officials that MinSec Hazleton is officially being cut off from all state funding. The state contract for MinSec Hazleton is not being renewed. This should ultimately result in the complete closure of the facility.

“I would like to thank Governor Tom Corbett for being so responsive to our problems here in the Hazleton area. Since coming into the office of state representative 29 months ago, I have been battling the MinSec problem with other state and city officials. We have worked tirelessly to make the case to Governor Corbett for the closure of MinSec Hazleton and he has heard our requests. This is a big win for our city.

“I owe a debt of gratitude to Donna Palermo, president of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce for her relentless assistance in achieving this feat.”

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Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
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