STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - On Monday, State Representative Scott Conklin voiced his support for a plan to replace prison guards with state-of-the-art cameras.
The cameras could trim $5 million from the Department of Corrections this year alone. Last year that department's budget swelled by more than $130 million.
"We have to look extremely close at what's most beneficial and what's the safest. At this point many institutions are using surveillance cameras on the outside with night vision covering all the areas," Conklin, a Democrat from the 77th District, said.
Conklin's only concern, what might happen if power is cut to the cameras.