Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Back to the Future

Once upon a time, from 1904 to 1975, the buildings that are now the Hudson Correctional Facility housed the New York State Training School for Girls. Girls between the ages of 12 and 15, whose usual offense was being "incorrigible," were sent to the training school with the goal of "becoming useful citizens and filling an honorable place in society."

Courtesy Columbia County Historical Society
It seems the Hudson Correctional Facility will soon have a role similar to its role in the past. The Register-Star reports today that "the Hudson Correction Facility will be turned into a prison primarily housing 16- and 17-year-olds as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's new program to separate teenage inmates from the adult prison population." The report continues: "Male youth inmates from minimum and medium security facilities and female youth inmates from all state facilities will be transferred to the Hudson prison starting August 2016." Read the entire article here: "Hudson prison to house youth inmates."

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