Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park

lyon mountain
Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park
with Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr.
October 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
This Zoom program is free and open to the public.
Since the 1840s, the Adirondack environment has proven a pivotal factor in the planning, construction, and operation of prisons in the North Country.  Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. will analyze this phenomenon with a special focus on the role of incarcerated people of color in shaping—and reshaping—the Adirondack landscape.  This talk is adapted from Hall’s first book, A Prison in the Woods: Environment and Incarceration in New York’s North Country, published by the University of Massachusetts Press in November 2020.  Hall is assistant professor in the Department of History at Queensborough Community College / CUNY and visiting instructor in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Event organized and hosted by Union College. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://union.zoom.us/j/92805641737
Photo: Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility/photo provided

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2 Responses

  1. louis curth says:

    Here is a rare learning opportunity to help open-minded people who care about the future of our beautiful Adirondack-north country region to better understand the impacts of the racial prejudice that many white people had baked into us ever since childhood. Why not check it out?

    As an irreverent sage once scribbled long, long ago, on a wall of the Cooler dorm out at Paul Smith’s College; “The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open.”

  2. robert a miller says:

    In the late 1920’s and in all of the 1930’s my grandfather worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance company which owned a large campus in Mt McGregor—-which left
    many years later (1960’s?) and then the site became a prison—-which closed a decade or so ago. Anything you can tell me about the history of that site would be appreciated—-or point me to a web-site.

    Thank you,
    Bob Miller

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