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September 8, 2012

Killers, lifers make Muncy prison homey

By Francis Scarcella

The Daily Item


MUNCY — If convicted killer Tracy Dupre wants to watch cable television all night long while serving a life sentence for drowning her newborn baby, she can.

If she wants to drag on a cigarette while tending to the outdoor flower garden inside the State Correctional Institution at Muncy, she can.

Dupre — convicted by a Northumberland County jury of first-degree murder for drowning her baby in a bathtub moments after giving birth at her Edison Avenue home in Sunbury on July 11, 2001 — is one of 157 females serving life sentences at Muncy.

Her infant’s decomposing body was found a few days later in a city Dumpster amid trash and flies.

And now Dupre is living the rest of her life behind the walls of SCI Muncy, where if she wants to use a computer, study to be a beautician or cuddle up with her favorite novel on cold days in a sunroom, she can.

Read more of this story in Sunday's edition of The Daily Item.

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