Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in case of In Re: Claim of Robert I. Wright, No. B-133574.
John McCrea, III, with him McCrea & McCrea, for petitioner.
Daniel R. Schuckers, Assistant Attorney General, with him Gerald Gornish, Attorney General, for respondent.
Judges Rogers, DiSalle and Craig, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge DiSalle.
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This is an appeal by Robert I. Wright (Claimant) from a denial of unemployment compensation pursuant to Section 402(e) of the Unemployment Compensation Law (Act), Act of December 5, 1936, Second Ex. Sess., P.L. (1937) 2897, as amended, 43 P.S. § 802(e), the willful misconduct section.
Claimant worked for the Franklin County Prison (Employer) as a guard for approximately four years, until his discharge on December 19, 1975. During his
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tenure there, an inmate escaped, and later killed a policeman. Claimant sent the following letter to a local newspaper, criticizing the Franklin County Prison Board and the warden:
An open letter to the citizens of Franklin County:
Once again you have been taken and this time it resulted in the loss of a human life.
What does it take to wake you up?
To be very brief and to the point, it's a sorry bunch of politicians we have when they place the value of ...