Inquirer Letter to the Editor: New jails no bargain

November 20th, 2013

In response to our recent call for state prisons chief John Wetzel to pull the plug on the $400 million construction of two new prisons in Montgomery County, a Corrections Department spokeswoman contended that new prisons would be less expensive and more efficient to operate than Graterford ("Group protests new Skippack prison," Nov. 7). Yet Wetzel's own cost-benefit study demonstrates no significant difference between Graterford's operating costs and those of two new facilities.

Ashley Henderson, Decarcerate PA