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In regard to the closing of the state prison in Pittsburgh ( “Pennsylvania to close state prison in Pittsburgh” ): Having taught college-credit courses there beginning in 1972 and coordinating a supervised play area in the visiting room (thanks to the McFeely-Rogers Foundation), I saw firsthand the professional work of the security and administrative staff. For the state to uproot these dedicated professionals and their families in such a callous and uncaring way, showing no respect for the many years of service those men and women gave to protect all of us, is a crime in and of itself.
James E. Hughes
The writer retired, after a 40-year teaching career at Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, as a professor of child and family studies.
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