Two New York State Prisons to Close
We now know which prisons in New York are going to be closed as part of the state’s 2019-2020 budget. The Department of Corrections announced Friday Livingston Correctional Facility in Livingston County and Lincoln Correctional Facility in New York City will both close within the next 90 days. The two prisons house around 940 inmates. Workers would be transitioned to different jobs, facilities or other state agencies. The state’s prison population dropped by more that 35 percent in the last 20 years.