One of our readers reports that despite Lou’s vow that Cumberland would not accept prisoners from Camden’s closed Riverfront prison, they have indeed arrived. The report from inside the corrections system is that all three prisons in the county — South Woods, Bayside, and Southern State, have received Camden prisoners and officers. In addition, there has been some prisoner juggling. South Woods prison in Bridgeton had to move out part of a federally funded behavioral modification program (it moved to Southern State) in order to receive more Camden prisoners at South Woods. The reporter says:
Along with shuffling inmates around inside the system they also began an aggressive campaign to move inmates to half way houses around the state along with granting parole to inmates to make room.