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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Legislative session ends with no prison action

Camp Gabriels correctional facility.

Legislature

The state Legislature wrapped up session in the early hours of Saturday with no solution for the three closed prisons in forest preserve counties, which cannot be sold or leased without a constitutional amendment. One appeared to be in reach early last week, but lawmakers and Adirondack Park groups say they ran out of time.

This was a crucial year to pass a constitutional amendment freeing the prisons from forest preserve because of upcoming elections. A constitutional amendment has to be passed by two separately elected state Legislatures so by missing first passage this session, we’re looking at the end of 2027 now for another opportunity.

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