Lt. Gov. Stack and I spoke with inmates in the new Veterans Service Unit at SCI Mercer earlier this month Brooks reported.
She went on to day “one of the most cost-effective prisons in PA.” Sad that “some of those who fought for our liberty may never enjoy it again themselves. Fortunately, these veterans in the VSU are being prepared to re-enter society after having served their sentence and their nation.”
The program was started to help veterans because of the special needs they encountered after service to the country. Mercer County also has a special court that uses various alternate meathods to sentence or help those veterans who commit a crime.