Sunday, November 11, 2007

Prison unwelcome in Jamaica

The nondescript building located at 182nd Street and 150th Avenue in Jamaica, which is actually a prison, is in the middle of a firestorm and has locals outraged.

Residents furious over prison in their backyard

City Councilmember James Sanders, Jr. held a community meeting where 50 residents voiced their concern over the prison and discussed ways about how they could have it removed from their community.

The prison started as a place where people awaiting deportation would be held. Then when the GEO group - a Florida based company in charge of running private jails all over the world - took over the Jamaica facility, they leased it to U.S. Marshals and now low-and medium-risk offenders occupy the prison.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it could be used as a holding pen
for our borough's crooked politicians!

it would get filled to overcapacity within a year!