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County seeks residents for advisory committee on new prison

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Lancaster County’s government is looking for two county residents to serve on the advisory committee being set up to plan the new county prison, reports LNP.

One is to be someone who lives near the site of the planned prison just south of Lancaster city in Lancaster Township, while the other should be a representative of the area’s criminal justice advocacy groups, Commissioner John Trescot told the newspaper.

The committee will work with county officials and newly hired owner’s representative CGL on planning the replacement for the county’s existing prison, which officials and advocacy groups alike agree is badly outdated and overdue to be decommissioned.

The planning process will include public meetings at which the broader community can offer input, the commissioners have said.

Trescot said the commissioners will choose the advisory committee members at their July 26 meeting. People interested in serving should contact the commissioners’ office beforehand with a statement of interest and relevant experience.