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Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility Update

Last months announcement that the federal bureau of prisons will not be renewing their contract to keep the Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility open shocked many in the Philipsburg area which is nearby. At this point the prison is slated to close at the end of March

“I know there’s a variety of employers in the Philipsburg area,especially in their multiple industrial complexes,with good paying jobs”

The prison has close to 280 employees.the facility’s annual payroll is 17 million dollars.various organizations now working on exploring new job opportunities

“Were always looking for people at our county facility,if they may want to work there,or if we can help with job fairs”

Congressman Glenn Thompson is asking the feds to delay the prison’s closing date to allow more time for the employees to make future plans

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