What they have done to Auburn, Geneva, and many other places where there are “correctional facilities” NYC sends the family to live there because “dad” is doing “20 to life”. NYC pays to have them moved, for several reasons of which it is the lower cost of living, and proximity to the jail for visiting day.
And it farms the troublemakers out of the ‘hood and into flyover country...
“What they have done to Auburn, Geneva, and many other places where there are correctional facilities NYC sends the family to live there because dad is doing 20 to life. NYC pays to have them moved, for several reasons of which it is the lower cost of living, and proximity to the jail for visiting day.”
Where are you getting your information from?
Most people visiting are coming from a long ways away. Prisoners are moved around the state quite often so there would be little reason to relocate near them as they can be moved without warning. What the state WILL do as a reward for good behavior, is try to move a prisoner to a prison closer to his hometown so as to minimize the inconvenience to his family.
The jails are not the reason for towns going to hell. People like to say that the prisons in Elmira are why it deteriorated. Really? This is NY State. TAXES killed your towns. Auburn has had a prison for well over one hundred years, and so has Elmira. They were NOT always crap holes. The prisons aren’t your problem. And the convicts are put on buses and sent back to where they came from when released. If you want to get rid of welfare scum you need to get rid of welfare.
If you lose the prisons in these towns, they will get much worse as people who had good paying jobs leave. Yes they are Government jobs but they have to be somewhere. You might as well benefit from them being in your area.
Looking for scapegoats merely prevents identifying the real problems.