Camp Hill prison hosts career fair for inmates

Carlisle/West Shore

The state prison in Camp Hill held its first job fair for inmates on Wednesday. 

These inmates are in transitional housing after completing programs that will make them good candidates for parole. 

The prison brought in people to help them brush up on their job and interviewing skills. 

This is the first re-entry fair at the prison and likely won’t be the last. 

“In the olden days, it used to be okay, you served your time, we’re opening the door and away you go, and what we realized over time, that doesn’t do any good for anybody because those gentlemen usually come back,” said Ian Taggart, a unit manager at the prison. 

Inmates also received advice on financial responsibility and health care. 

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