State Seeks Proposals For New Buildings On Graterford Grounds
“Those individuals have to be transported from the western part of the state all the way to the Philadelphia area and, just based on the nature of their crime and their sentence they are maximum-security inmates, so they require a lot more officers for each individual transport and it is expensive. This will cut that down greatly because we’ll have them a lot closer to the Philadelphia area for court purposes.”
McNaughton says it will also have a transitional unit for women to help them prepare for their return to society prior to their release. She says the corrections department and the governor know what they want, and now they are seeking proposals from contractors.