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Deja vu — prison history repeating itself

March 25, 2013

In 1986, Lycoming County was anticipating the opening of a newly built prison in downtown Williamsport that would house 126 inmates, according to reports of the day in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette....

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metalhead

Mar-25-13 5:53 AM

If no one else is going to say it then I will. Send all the drug dealing,loud mouth,disrespectful Philly trash back home were they belong.

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Progressive

Mar-25-13 6:22 AM

Ok and what do we do with all the racist, hillbilly, local yokel uneducated metalheads?

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Tedeaux

Mar-25-13 6:33 AM

Maybe we could start a prison farm where they can turn big rocks in to little ones!

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spike2

Mar-25-13 8:35 AM

metalhead - you might wait until we see if a percentage count of inmate population by ethnicity is released. You might want to take that back. I have a feeling the numbers won't support your statement.

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eric88

Mar-25-13 9:49 AM

metalhead - you might wait until we see if a percentage count of inmate population by ethnicity is released. You might want to take that back. I have a feeling the numbers won't support your statement.

Correct! The majority of inmates are DUI or child support.... Those that can afford to feed the government/trial lawyer $$$$.

The real criminals usually get bounced out of the system($$) if they can't afford to play!

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jeff33

Mar-25-13 12:24 PM

There are alot of Blacks in the prisons.

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LoveYoMama

Mar-25-13 12:26 PM

Although many are DUI offenders.. they are only there for a few days unless they are in for multiple offenses there. The majority being housed at the prison for months at a time are not DUI offenders, but drug dealers and other crimes. It is filled with mostly people from the philly area. A lot of drug dealers, burglars, robbers, domestic violence, and sexual assaulters are filling the prison.

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spike2

Mar-25-13 12:42 PM

Why doesn't the SG ask for a breakdown on offenses, DUT, Domestics, Fines and Costs and by ethnicity. More facts would be helpful.

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eric88

Mar-25-13 5:50 PM

Loveyomama ---The majority being housed at the prison for months at a time are not DUI offenders, but drug dealers and other crimes.-----

WRONG! The majority of the population IS DUI, domestics-child support, paraphernalia--not drug dealers, and probation violations...

It is filled with mostly people from the philly area.--WRONG again, a general prison classification would massively disprove your theory.

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ray6770

Mar-25-13 9:25 PM

The city of Williamsport brought this on themselves and it's citizens.

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LoveYoMama

Mar-31-13 7:44 PM

theory? or fact.. since I used to work there.. I know the inmates..

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