New York set to close 6 state prisons
Six prisons will soon close in New York. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision made the announcement Monday.
None of the prisons set to shut down are in the Capital Region.
The prisons closing are:
- Ogdensburg Correctional Facilty, St. Lawrence County, a medium security institution
- Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility, Essex County, a minimum security institution
- The Willard Drug Treatment Campus, Seneca County, a medium security institution
- Southport Correctional Facility, Chemung County, a maximum security institution
- Downstate Correctional Facility, Dutchess County, a maximum security institution
- Rochester Correctional Facility, Monroe County, a minimum security work release institution
The prisons will close by March 10. The inmates in these facilities will be moved to other prisons that have space.
DOCCS says the prison population is declining and the closures will save taxpayer money.