State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today reported the authorization of over $1.1 million in state funds for construction at the Belmont Correctional Institution (BCI). The state Controlling Board, on which Rep. Cera serves, approved the project.


Funding will be used for the construction of a new warehouse to support the Ohio Penal Industries Toilet Paper Factory located at BCI. The competitively bid project has been awarded to Colaianni Construction, located in Jefferson County.


”I am pleased to see these dollars approved for this project at BCI,” said Cera. “State law requires that state agencies purchase through the Ohio penal system, and this program started several years ago as a means to help inmates acquire skill sets they can take with them upon release.”

 
 
 
  
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