New York Closing Six Prisons

Credibly accused sexual harasser, and former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has screwed – figuratively, this time – the state of New York by closing six prisons, including the one where Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.

New York officials on Monday announced plans to close six state prisons early next year, one of the largest such closings by the state as its prisoner population continues to decline.

With the closings, Gov. Kathy Hochul is following the lead of her predecessor, Andrew M. Cuomo, who shut 18 prisons during his nearly 11 years in office amid a series of criminal justice reforms that reduced New York’s prison population to its lowest level since 1984.

I find it hilarious how Hochul distanced herself from Cuomo after he resigned, but continued to implement his policies. She’s no worse than the serial pincher.

Prison closings have typically been contentious in New York because the facilities are major employers in the upstate communities where many of them have shut down, even as criminal justice reform advocates view the moves as the fruits of long-running efforts to end mass incarceration.

Republicans were quick to attack Ms. Hochul, a Democrat from the Buffalo area, over the decision, portraying it as an affront to prison officers, and seeking to tie the closings to measures like changes to the state’s bail laws that have been used as a cudgel against Democrats. (H/T – Kitty Myers)

New York City is a lawless war zone, and this jackass wants to close six prisons? I guess if you have six less prisons, you can have many more thugs on the street.

7 thoughts on “New York Closing Six Prisons

  1. One bright side to this. The criminals will stay in new york because they are free to do whatever they want. Could attract criminals from other states.

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  2. My son-in-law is a CO at the Willard Drug Treatment Campus which is next to what was once the Willard Asylum for the Chronically Insane. It officially opened in 1869 as the Willard Asylum for the Chronically Insane. It was a horrid place. In 1995, the then Willard Psychiatric Center closed its doors for treatment, but a portion of the 13-acre campus remained in use by the New York State Department of Corrections as a rehabilitation facility for inmates. My son-in-law says the asylum is haunted and is creepy as hell. This article has lots of pictures: https://exploringupstate.com/willard-asylum-ovid-ny/

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  3. Cathy – Absolutely correct. Better they stay in NY instead of infesting other states.

    Kitty – Maybe they can keep Willard open to house all NY’s corrupt politicians?

    Mike47 – It’s New York. They’ll probably throw it into the Hudson. 🙂

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