Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today released the following statement after the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced the closure of six corrections facilities in New York, two of which are located in New York’s 21st District.
“New York Democrats, led by Kathy Hochul, have continued to undermine our law enforcement and make our communities less safe. Our brave Correctional Officers still put their lives on the line daily, even as crime across New York and violence in prisons have skyrocketed under failed Far-Left Democrat leadership. Now, Governor Hochul continues to undermine the rule of law by closing North Country prisons, which will devastate our region. Targeting multiple North Country prisons is an attack on the hardworking residents of the North Country. Nearly 300 Correctional officers and their families will be displaced. This decision is just one more example of Governor Hochul lurching to the left and completely punishing upstate New York. Governor Hochul must reverse course. New Yorkers deserve better.”
Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility will close on March 10, 2022. This announcement comes when assaults in prisons are at all all-time high.
In March, Corrupt Governor Andrew Cuomo already displaced correctional officers from Watertown to Ogdensburg, following the closure of the Watertown Prison.
In January, Congresswoman Stefanik joined hundreds of North Country families to protest the closing of the the Dannemora Annex Prison.