Some Courthouse Public Benches Get a Facelift
State penitentiary inmates will do the repair and re-finishing work
Last updated 8/22/2019 at 11:25am
At the Aug. 20 Blair County Commissioners meeting, the county commissioners approved a $23,400 proposal from Pennsylvania Correctional Industries (also known as "The Big House") to repair and re-finish the 1906 courtroom public seating benches. State penitentiary inmates will do the repair and re-finishing work as part of the state correctional system's effort to teach inmates how to work and learn a trade.
The individuals shown in the photo loading the Big House van are inmates of the Blair County Prison. The funds to pay for the repair and re-finishing work were not county tax dollars, b...