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.