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Otisville, NY - Schumer: Otisville Prison Over Capacity and Under Staffed

Published on: June 1, 2009 05:31 PM
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Otisville, NY - The Federal Correctional Facility at Otisville is home to 1,205 prisoners while the facility is rated for 844. At the same time, it is operating with 44 fewer guards than are authorized and while the number of inmate assaults is relatively low, Senator Charles Schumer said he will seek more funding for additional staff.

Schumer toured the prison today and praised the staff, but expressed concern about the possible risk involved with the overpopulation and understaffing.

“As was described to me, it’s sort of like driving without a seatbelt. Everything is good until God forbid you have that accident and then without that seatbelt, the danger is much, much worse,” he said. “We don’t want that to happen here at Otisville.”

Schumer said the prison is doing good things with the inmates including teaching them building solar panels.

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While federal prisons are said to be bursting at the seams, the state says its prisons are under-crowded, thus the reason for closures. “Maybe the federal government could use some of the state facilities, but often times that is hard to do unless you take it over totally.”


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 Jun 01, 2009 at 05:32 PM one of 'em Says:

Many Yiddishe prisoners sit there,.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 05:09 PM Rebitzen Says:

Must have been a slow news day. Chuckie had to go all the way to Otisville to fing a photographer and a mic.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 05:34 PM Anonymous Says:

somthing doesnt smell right here.
why is chuck concerened davka about otisville? does he have friends there?

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 06:15 PM thinker Says:

if I'm not mistaking they are referring to the prison not the camp and most of the yidden are in the camp not the prison.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 08:20 PM not a fan Says:

He should clear a space for himself there, shameless self promoter

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 08:14 PM AuthenticSatmar Says:

Chuck wants to make sure the prison is a world class facility, so when he finally gets locked up he will be comfortable.

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 07:39 PM mottel Says:

everything in NY state is fine and dandy, nothing to worry about besides hurling more of our money down the sewers. bring back forced hard labour for violent criminals and feed them bread and margarine. prison should be awful

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 07:27 PM Anonymous Says:

1200 inmates include the camp and the prison

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 08:50 PM bigwheeel Says:

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Rebitzen Says:

Must have been a slow news day. Chuckie had to go all the way to Otisville to fing a photographer and a mic.

...the local Press people know him all too well. Remember the late Abe Hirschfield (a"h) who was always running for something. In the process he had some interview with the Media. He spoke so much Narishkeit'n that the interviewers couldn't wait until he left the studio. They burst out laughing so loud that they had to stop the interview!!! I'm sure some people remember that episode

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 Jun 01, 2009 at 09:27 PM Anonymous Says:

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thinker Says:

if I'm not mistaking they are referring to the prison not the camp and most of the yidden are in the camp not the prison.

wait wat camp is this maybe i could send me kids there now that i cant afford a camp in mountains. this sounds very nice and im sure they will learn alot both about fraud and money laundering and i hear there is glatt kosher food and a daf yomi!

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 10:37 AM shmiel glassman Says:

the camp is no picnic nothing to joke about there are not so many yidden there even though one is one too many how many yiddin do u think are there?
visit it once & youll have a different look
rather than lock these people up ( the heimishe white crimes) they should allow them to be productive many of them are very qualified
/ or possibly they should offer them major financial penalties along with limited freedom ,this would not only save $ for the correction system it would actually be a revenue

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 Jun 02, 2009 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

At the present time there is a total of 10 heimishe yiden there. Hashem Yerachem.

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