How Prison Closing Would Affect Lyon Mountain NY


New York state is more than a billion dollars in debt, and officials are looking for ways to cut costs. One obvious target is the state prison system, which saw its population go down by more than 1,500 inmates last year. The state department of corrections was looking at four prisons to close, and finally settled on one, in a small town in upstate New York. While the state will save 7 million dollars by closing the prison, the town will lose its only employer. In a video piece, Time magazine looks at the debate over prison closings and the impact in Lyon Mountain. N.Y.

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