Related to the post about the Upstate NY tourism economy: North Country Public Radio has recently reported on how prison closings will affect communities upstate.
- Guards rally in Albany to block NY prison closures
- What could replace the North Country’s prison industry?
- How prison closures could be a good thing for the North Country
- How to close a North Country prison
It’s a messy conflict. State government wants nothing that could look like a for-profit prison industry and incarceration society, but people in rural communities have depended on those opportunities to support themselves and their families. For those that don’t depend on those jobs, the phrase Nimby comes to mind.