New York Facility on Lockdown Again

ELMIRA, N.Y. — The Elmira Correctional Facility in New York was recently locked down for several days following a surge of reportable incidents. The facility reported 19 significant incidents in the first 24 days of January. The New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), the union representing correctional officers at the facility, announced the lockdown in a press release.

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New York Budget Proposal Includes Prison Closures

NEW YORK — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new budget proposal recommends his state should close two correctional facilities because of a lack of cost effectiveness in their operations.

The governor explained his state was dedicating close to $70,000 per inmate each year at the Beacon Correctional Facility in Dutchess County, with even more funding going to the Bayview Correctional Facility in Manhattan. Cuomo added that the target for efficient prison operations was closer to $34,000 per inmate.

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