If You Believe That, I Have A Jail In New York To Sell You

If You Believe That, I Have A Jail In New York To Sell You

No, really! Turns out the State of New York is selling its empty jails and prisons. Apparently the amount of inmates has been greatly reduced since its peak in the 90s. To cut costs and save money, the state has consolidated the housing of inmates and closed entire facilities. Some examples of properties for sale include 69 acres of waterfront property in staten island and 91 acres of land with 40 buildings in the Adirondack Mountains. The State is finding It hard to convince a buyer to take on such enormous properties because it is cost prohibitive to maintain the facilities in their current state and even more so to renovate. It would cost a purchaser millions of dollars to turn an outdated jail into usable space. Possibly an eccentric wealthy fan of Escape From Alcatraz or The Shawshank Redemption would be a good fit for these facilities.

By | 2012-05-30T12:58:41+00:00 May 30th, 2012|