ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering many of the 100 juvenile inmates in state prisons moved to a new facility next year away from older prisoners.
The New York Democrat has ordered corrections officials, collaborating with the agency responsible for juvenile detention, to transfer all 16- and 17-year-old female inmates and males with medium- and minimum-security classifications.
Hudson Correctional Facility south of Albany, now a medium-security prison, is expected to take the first transferred youths by August.
By November, it’s expected to have a unit added for disciplinary confinements for sanction of 30 days or less.
Hudson’s current work release and industrial training programs are expected to continue, with those adult inmates housed separately.
Local jails with young inmates sentenced to more than 90 days can request sending them to Hudson.