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Layoffs at Lackawanna County prison

Commissioners said there could be more layoffs at the prison and in other county departments.

SCRANTON, Pa. — Lackawanna County commissioners announced the layoffs of 15 corrections offers.

They said COVID-19 has had a financial impact on the county.

In addition, the number of inmates housed at the prison has gone down considerably over the last few years.

Lackawanna County Commissioners said there could be more layoffs at the prison and in other county departments depending on the financial situation following the pandemic.

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