Friday, June 1, 2018

A Sign of Change

The state budget passed in April 2017 included a plan to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18. No longer would 16- and 17-year-olds be tried in criminal court. Instead they would be tried in family court. Reporting on this at the time, Gossips wondered what impact raising the age of criminal responsibility might have on the Hudson Correctional Facility, which, in August 2016, had become a facility exclusively for the incarceration of 16- and 17-year-olds of both genders who had been tried as adults.

Today, we have a public manifestation of the answer. A new sign was erected on Worth Avenue this morning, near the entrance to what used to be known as the Hudson Correctional Facility.

Photo: Richard Wallace

Thanks to Richard Wallace for bringing this to our attention

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