I have a hard time understanding why the Prison Relocation Commission would even consider placing the state prison next to the historic Camp Floyd State Park in Fairfield.

Johnston’s army invaded and occupied Fairfield in the 1850s. The army’s occupation resulted in unique Civil War history and the creation of a United States Military Cemetery.

The state prison would invade and occupy the tiny, secluded town of Fairfield, creating a negative impact with noise and light pollution, as well as increase of heavy traffic from police, prison employees, volunteers, lawyers, vendors, deliveries, helicopters and 24/7 security vehicles.

This is beyond shameful that the commission would even consider tarnishing a historic park and town. Would you ever consider putting the prison next to the This Is the Place Heritage Park?

Woneva Myers