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Cartwright Announces Over $180 Million in Funding for Bureau of Prisons Hiring Nationwide

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"I am extremely grateful to Congressman Cartwright for getting this money allocated to the Bureau of Prisons to hire proper staffing, that can bring these to safe levels" says Donald Williams, father of the late Senior Officer, Eric Williams.

On Friday morning, Congressman Cartwright (PA-08) unveiled over $180 million dollars in funding to increase Federal Bureau of Prison hiring efforts nationwide.

The Congressman held a press conference outside of his Scranton district office on Wyoming Avenue.

The increase in funding will go towards the recruitment, retention and hiring of qualified corrections officers.

In attendance was the Williams family, whose son Eric was a senior officer at United States Penitentiary, Cannon.

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