Sunday, February 6, 2011
What Could Hudson Do With $10 Million?
In 2008, the Hudson Correctional Facility was on the list of state prisons to be closed, but, because of local and regional protest, it dodged the bullet. Now, three years later, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to close as many as ten state prisons in a long-term effort to balance the state budget. To compensate communities for the loss of a prison, he is also proposing that each community losing a correctional facility receive a $10 million economic transformation program grant. It's not clear which prisons may be targeted this time around. The story is on North Country Public Radio News.