Cuomo to Shutter 7 State Prison Facilities
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 03:13 PM
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will close seven state prisons, camps and work release facilities within 60 days — including facilities in the Bronx and Staten Island.
The closure of the prison facilities will eliminate 3,800 unused beds and save the state $72 million this year and $112 million next year, according to Cuomo's office.
The list includes four minimum-security facilities for men: Buffalo Work Release in Erie County, Camp Georgetown in Madison County, Summit Shock in Schoharie County and Fulton Work Release in the Bronx.
Three medium-security prisons closing are Arthur Kill on Staten Island, Mid-Orange in Orange County and the Oneida Correctional Facility in Oneida County.
Remaining inmates will be transferred.
With the Associated Press