CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - During its first month of operation, not everything went according to plan at the Franklin County Jail, with the work release block full and grievances and complaints by inmates up, although fighting was down, Warden John Wetzel told the county Prison Board Thursday.
Prisoners were moved from the prison complex on Franklin Farm Lane to the jail at the Cumberland Valley Business Park on May 30 and 31. For the first six months, Wetzel said he will issue monthly transition reports to track inmate misconducts, grievances and other statistics, comparing it to data from the former prison.
The average daily population of the prison was 335, up from the 2006 average daily population of about 328, according to the warden's regular monthly report. The inmate population included 21 inmates from Fulton County, which has no jail and pays the county to house them, he said.
The transition report showed that for Thursday, six of the seven housing units in the jail were below capacity, the exception being the work release unit, with a full house of 72 inmates.