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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1990, Indiana, Pennsylvania 3nfttana of Izaette thursday april 5 1990 Page 5 House supports construction of four prisons Harrisburg a Legisla Tion approved by the House would help state and local governments Deal with burgeoning prison sys tems but some lawmakers fear the Bills million Price tag could endanger its future after two Days of debate the House passed the measure 1910 wednesday sending it to the Senate the Bill would authorize the construction of four new prisons including one for inmates with drug and alcohol problems and the addition of nearly modular cells rep Robert e Belfanti Northumberland the Bills sponsor said House amendments would push the Bills Cost to taxpayers anywhere from million to million Over a Basket full of goodies choose from our delicious handmade candies in White and milk chocolate that Are sure to Delight everyone on your list chocolate Novelty shapes Peanut butter eggs Maple nut eggs eggs Coconut eggs solid eggs Pecan Rolls the Home of Fine Candy since 1932 Campos Candy Shoppe 564 Philadelphia Indiana a 4630689 Mon thru sat 105 20 years were getting to the Point where these amendments Cost will put this legislation completely out of Belfanti said one of the More controversial amendments would establish a million Grant program to help coun ties pay for the construction of new jail cells under the measure voters would be asked through a ballot question to approve borrowing the Money Indiana lists monthly report state police assigned to the Indi Ana station investigated 98 traffic accidents during March including one fatal crash there were 36 persons injured and police also investigated 16 hit and run crashes arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence and assisted 31 motorists there were 35 spare arrests also according to it James r Tripp station commander troopers continued to Monitor traffic and issued 725 traffic arrest citations plus handing out 770 written warning cards for lesser traffic Law violations or for operating faulty equipment under criminal investigative duties troopers investigated 178 of lenses that led to 94 arrests Clearing 94 offences there was one narcotics arrest in March and the total of recovered property was set at luxury built by Schweiger Quality products since 1899 lifetime construction guarantee you change the we wont change the Price built for Comfort shaped to please double Channel pleated Back with flared Roll arms and plump cushioned seats with Matching Pillow your Choice sofas dozens of styles in Over 400 fabrics superbly comfortable with a smooth High Back for luxury support plus deeply padded Roll arms plump cushioned seating Matching ruffled Side pillows again you change the fabric we wont change the Price beautifully styled fightback look with flared Roll arms Plain skirt and Side pillows Only Sale ends april 30 hours Mon sat 95 Fri 99 phone 90 Days same As Cash supporters of the amendment added by a 14247 vote said counties were struggling under prison popu lations boosted by Drunken Drivers and new mandated prison terms but critics including majority Leader h William Deweese d Greene and minority Leader mat thew j Ryan Delaware instead backed a no interest loan program for counties gov Robert p Casey has also supported the loan idea Ryan during debate tuesday said the proposal would create a Range War Between counties he cautioned against bloating the states debt to pay for something already Rife with problems nothing would please me More than to be completely irresponsible and put the governor on the Edge in an election year but sometimes i get Ryan said if the Bill got to the governors desk Belfanti said he feared Casey would remove the million Bond Issue leaving counties with no fund ing but Deweese said the Bill would probably either undergo a change in the Senate or in a House Senate committee convened to work out a Compromise on the measure under the Bill a new million maximum Security prison would be built in Greene county the prison was to be in Franklin county but protests from residents spurred leaders to look for another location other facilities would also be built at undetermined Sites under an amendment approved wednesday by the House a fourth medium Security 500bed facility would be build in Wernersville Berks county to House inmates with alcohol and drug problems it would Cost million House judiciary chairman Thom As Caltagirone Berks said in mates with drug and alcohol problems make up 70 percent to 80 percent of the states prison Popula Tion Many of those inmates return to prison again and again because Xref their addictions he said private contractors would bund All four facilities but they would be operated by the state supporters of that arrangement said it would expedite construction of the badly needed prisons the Bill would also authorize the Purchase and installation of modular housing units to Supply up to Beds at a Cost of More than million for the state 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