Aug. 30, 2019

LUZERNE – Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) stands in strong opposition of the proposal to close the State Correctional Institution at Retreat and has provided the following statement:

“This is the second time that our community has taken a hit after the announcement to close White Haven,” said Kaufer. “Over 1000 families in our community and their families are at risk of being faced with unemployment or having to uproot their lives in order to transfer to facilities with the closure of SCI Retreat.

“This does not take into account the determent to both our local and regional economy should the prison proceed to shut down. These dedicated employees have devoted years of service to SCI Retreat and they should not have to fear losing their jobs or question how they will support their families.

“I stand in support of these employees and their families and will do everything I can to help keep this prison open and help these hard-working employees keep their jobs.”

For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at or

Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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