What does the future hold for Camp Pharsalia?

PHARSALIA – Dicussions of Gov. Spitzer’s proposed budget and now the approval of civil confinement legislation have many people wondering what the future holds for Camp Pharsalia.

In a meeting with union regional vice president of the state Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association Tom Haas Wednesday, issues regarding Camp Pharsalia and Spitzer’s proposed budget were discussed.

“Camp Pharsalia is in the budget and has always been in the budget. The one year former Governor Pataki tried to remove it, the legislature put it back in,” Haas said.

Haas expressed the viewpoint representing all officers and sergeants at the minimum security facility, regarding the creation of a closure committee Spitzer wants included in the next fiscal year budget to look at which prisons across the state should remain operational and which should be shut down.

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