The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 19, 2013

Board: No juveniles at county prison

By Karen Blackledge
The Danville News

— DANVILLE — The Montour County jail does not house juveniles, County District Attorney Rebecca Warren pointed out at Monday’s county prison board meeting.

A recent news report about the Danville Area School District indicated the prison was housing juveniles, she said.

She said she presumed district officials were talking about juveniles from the North Central Secure Treatment Unit.

Prison Board Chairman Trevor Finn said, after contacting district officials, he “gathered” the discussion was about participants in the high school equivalency program with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit providing educational services to North Central, in Mahoning Township, and to adults in the county jail.

Warden Gerald Cutchall said district officials could be referring to prisoners ages 18 to 20 at the jail.

At a recent school board meeting, board members learned the district was being charged $600 by the intermediate unit for education of six juveniles, one of whom is from Montour County and the others from outside the county, although they hadn’t received the education.

The prison board also approved a woman serving her jail sentence in Warren County where she lives. She will pay to serve her jail term there along with paying an administrative fee.

The county commissioners will consider final authorization for the approval.

Linda Manderfeld, 49, of Warren, was sentenced last week in Montour County Court.

She pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of alcohol March 24. This was her second DUI with her first occurring in 2004 in Lebanon County.

Manderfeld was scheduled to begin serving her sentence starting today. Judge Gary Norton imposed a split sentence including 30 days in jail and 17 months of home confinement including 14 months of supervision.

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