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Chester County Press

The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad…

The popular children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was published in 1972. The most recent movie adaptation came out in 2014. Locally, we’ve been watching Chester County Prison’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day play out not over the course of one day, but many months. 

One prisoner escaped in the spring. He was quickly recaptured, but still—not good.

Then came the escape of killer Danelo Cavalcante. For two weeks, the local community was gripped by fear as the manhunt played out with the whole country watching.  Cavalcante was thankfully recaptured before anyone could be hurt, but it came at a great cost.

More recently, charges were filed against a Chester County Prison corrections officer, Antoine Williams, who was arrested for smuggling and distributing illegal substances into

the prison. Clearly, there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed at the Chester County Prison.