Delco residents, pols take aim at private county prison in public hearing

September 30, 2018

By Staff

Susanne Wallace’s daughter, Janene, was awaiting a probation-violation hearing when she killed herself inside her cell at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton. Her mental health issues, including paranoia, were largely ignored by the staff at the Delaware County prison, who put her in solitary confinement for 52 days, Wallace said.

“Janene wasn’t violent. She was not a threat,” Wallace said Sunday, holding back tears. “It is time for outside, independent examination to determine what’s going on in this house of horrors.” DAVID SWANSON A “house of horrors” is how one person described George W. Hill Correctional Facility at Sunday’s session.

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