The Cuomo administration, following through on one of the most contentious cutbacks included in the state budget, said Thursday that it would close seven of New York’s dozens of prisons, including a facility in the Bronx and one on Staten Island.
The prisons to be shut down include three medium-security facilities: Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island, Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome and Mid-Orange Correctional Facility in Warwick.
The governor also named four minimum-security prisons to be closed: Fulton Correctional Facility in the Bronx, Camp Georgetown in Madison County, Summit Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Schoharie County and Buffalo Correctional Facility.
Cuomo Administration Closing 7 Prisons, 2 in New York City (New York Times, June 30 2011)
NY State To Close Seven Prisons, Two In NYC (NY Daily News, June 30 2011)
Prison Facilities Ordered to Close (Wall Street Journal, July 1 2011)
New York State Shuts 7 Prisons in Budget Crunch (Reuters, July 1 2011)
Lawmakers react to news of prison closures (WKTV News, June 30 2011)