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Hazleton, PA 18201
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Department of Corrections Begins Moving Inmates Out of CEC Hazleton, Says Toohil

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has begun moving inmates from the Community Education Center (CEC) pre-release correctional facility in downtown Hazleton. A number of the 102 inmates currently housed at the treatment center, located at 141 West Broad St., were moved out on Tuesday, with the remainder of the population scheduled to leave by the end of June. Inmates are being transported to other state facilities throughout the Commonwealth to meet their programming needs.

“Since taking office, I have been persistent in my efforts to close the former MinSec facility,” said Toohil. “My hope is that today’s DOC announcement is the next step in that process. The problems associated with the center are well documented, along with its negative impact on the downtown business district. I look forward to the day when CEC Hazleton will close its doors for good.”

The final state contract with Community Education Centers of West Caldwell, N.J., will end on June 30. CEC purchased the facility’s operator, MinSec Holdings of Wallingford, Pa., last November.

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