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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Discussion time: Prison reuse

moriah shock prison

The futures of two closed Adirondack Park prisons are still in limbo. A panel of experts talked about redevelopment proposals. Read more here.

What should be done with former Adirondack prison buildings, now sitting vacant? Does the state have a responsibility as the owner to redevelop the properties?

Photo of Moriah Shock Correctional facility. Photo by Nancie Battaglia/Almanack archive

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons webinar set for Feb. 15

Rethinking Prisons webinar

Those with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) are excited to announce that they will host new webinars this winter and early spring. These programs are free and open to the public, and will feature a presentation followed by a Q&A period with attendees via Zoom. Pre-registration for each program is required. The first of these virtual events is called Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons and it is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m.

Sponsored by AARCH and John Brown Lives!, this webinar focuses on currently vacant Adirondack prisons that feature historic buildings, and the communities that emerged in and around these institutions. As the state considers new uses for these storied sites, AARCH will bring together multiple perspectives for a dialog on repairing economic health and social well-being involving communities of New Yorkers affected by these institutions. The discussion will touch on appropriate interpretation and the adaptive use potential in these sites that will strengthen and restore communities.
Interested parties may register online at this link. 
This webinar panel is free and open to the public, thanks to generous funding from a Humanities New York Action Grant. To learn more about AARCH, please visit:
Photo at top courtesy of Adirondack Architectural Heritage.

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