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Uproar As PRISON to be Turned into Housing for ILLEGALS

So Wednesday evening saw a heated board meeting where residents voiced their concerns about the state’s latest plan.

To open an emergency shelter at the former prison.

The primary worry for those in Norfolk, Massachusetts?

Adding more children to an already overcrowded and underfunded school system.

And crime, of course.

So who’s in charge in that state?

Gov. Maura Tracy Healey. Yep, she’s a Democrat.

One resident summed it up, saying, “There is no turning back when this happens. Our schools are overcrowded as it is, and we have a budget problem.”

The city is coming together and putting their foot down against this.

I like what this father had to say at the board meeting:

“Taken care of your own is not a disease.”

MSN reports:

A few hundred people attended the Norfolk Select Board meeting Wednesday evening to voice concerns over the state’s plan to open an emergency shelter at the former prison there.

Residents said they are worried about adding more children to the already overcrowded and underfunded school system.

“There is no turning back when this happens. Our schools are overcrowded as it is, we have a budget problem – this isn’t a humanitarian question, this is a mathematical question, it cannot happen,” said John Semas, a Norfolk resident, to Boston 25 News.

Another woman, during public comment, said, “Now we are considering adding additional children onto the plate of our already stretched-too-thin teachers and expecting it just to work?”

The meeting follows Monday’s announcement by Gov. Maura Healey that the state will use the former prison as a temporary safety net shelter for families experiencing homelessness, which has seen a surge in part due to the influx of migrants to the state.

The Bay State Correctional Center was decommissioned in 2015 and remains in good condition, officials told the Associated Press. The shelter will house up to 140 families, or 450 people deemed eligible for emergency assistance.

According to the state, the site should be up and running by next month. The state will remove the razor wire on the fence surrounding the facility, and the gates will remain open so families will be free to exit and return as needed.

The shelter is expected to operate six months to a year.

Many at the meeting also voiced concerns over the impact of a surge of families on the small town of about 11,000 residents.

I mean, if they let these illegals into the prison, justice is basically 50% done.

If someone were to, say, oh I don’t know, lock their cells, that make for an ironic story.



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