County prison: 113 inmates, 10K meals

During a brief monthly Warren County Prison Board meeting Tuesday morning, several issues were discussed.

Deputy Warden Greg Deivert reported that the average population in the jail last month was down to 113, and that more than 10,000 meals were served.

Warren County Commissioner John Eggleston reported that a bid for air conditioning in the kitchen was approved, and Deivert said, “We’d like to get that going before summer.”

Eggleston also asked if any experts in kitchen design had been contacted to improve workflow, and Warren County Commissioner and Board Chairman John Bortz said that would be taken care of immediately.

Paul Pascuzzi, Warren County fiscal director, reported $39,149 in bills for the previous month, and Commissioner Chairman Stephen Vanco asked if there had been an increase in electric bills for the jail.

Pascuzzi said he would research the matter.

Deivert said that prison inmate crews performed 440 hours of community service in March for the school district, the sheriff’s office, county probation, the jail, the commissioners, the City of Warren, Conewango Township, Youngsville Borough and Paws Along the River. He said an inmate worked at the Humane Society every day.

Any non-profit or government agency interested in using a work crew should contact Deivert or the work-release coordinator at 723-2486.

Because of scheduling conflicts and a light agenda, the board agreed to cancel May’s Prison Board meeting.