Delco Democrats try, and fail, to overhaul board overseeing county prison

November 28, 2018

George Hill Correctional Facility, located in Thornton, Delaware County, is the subject of political backlash as some county leaders are pushing for more transparency in how it’s overseen.

By Staff

The two Democrats on the Delaware County Council on Wednesday unsuccessfully sought to remake the board that oversees the county’s embattled prison.

In a last-minute addition to the council’s meeting agenda that took their Republican colleagues by surprise, Councilmen Brian Zidek and Kevin Madden proposed to expand the prison board, saying that would increase transparency and accountability to the public.

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