The Albany Times Union is reporting today that state officials believe they have a buyer for the former Camp Gabriels correctional facility north of Saranac Lake.
“[NY] offficials earlier on Monday opened the seven bids they got and topping...
Two stories today out of Malone about Franklin County’s correctional facilities.
First, the Franklin County legislature unanimously passed a resolution opposing the planned closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility next year, the...
New York has always bred odd bedfellows, the result of one state containing both one of the biggest, richest cities in the world and some of the tiniest, rural towns. Some 40 years ago, state leaders who gave birth to the Rockefeller drug laws...
May 02, 2002 — State officials say they plan to bring taxpayer funded college programs back to New York's prisons. Inmate classes were cut by Governor Pataki nearly a decade ago. As Brian Mann reports, the new program will be paid for by the Federal government. Go to full article
Jan 03, 2002 — Governor Pataki is expected to unveil significant budget cuts for 2002. One way he's looking to save money is by reducing the number of corrections officers at state prisons. New York's prison population has dropped sharply this year. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2001 — Doing time is never easy, but the holidays can be especially hard. Last year, Brian Mann visited the state prison at Ray Brook, where inmates with good records enjoyed a rare celebration with their wives and children. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2001 — A petition drive to force a public referendum on whether to include inmates in St. Lawrence County's redistricting plan has come up short of valid signatures. Legislator Jim MaFadden is one of four county legislators who oppose the plan. Go to full article
Aug 17, 2001 — The Federal Bureau of Prisons says New York's inmate population fell nearly four percent last year. Vermont's prison population went the other direction, rising more than ten percent. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jul 16, 2001 — A prison worker in Moira was arrested late last week when police seized a large number of guns, a pipe bomb, and several pounds of explosives from his home. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2001 — State officials say a smaller inmate population will mean fewer prison guards in the North Country. A hiring freeze has been extended to 36 correctional facilities. As Brian Mann reports, more than 600 prison jobs will be eliminated statewide. Go to full article
Feb 28, 2001 — Federal officials say an inmate at the state prison in Ray Brook ran a securities fraud scheme using a public telephone. More than 200 investors thought they were buying hot internet stocks. They sent $8.5 million to bank accounts controlled by the prisoner. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
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