People Get a Great Idea and It Doesn't Materialize

People Get a Great Idea and It Doesn't Materialize

David Kinlock, a resident of Albany and former inmate at Hudson Correctional Facility, was interviewed by oral historian Suzanne Snider on April 4th, 2012. David was born in Schenectady, NY in 1968 and graduated from high school in 1986. He describes his childhood growing up with his mother, father and sister who is now a college professor, as “pretty routine, nothing out of the ordinary."

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Understanding and Preserving a Community's Heritage

Understanding and Preserving a Community's Heritage

On January 6th, 2012, oral historian Suzanne Snider interviewed Timothy Dunleavy, a resident and business owner in Hudson, NY. Tim is also the President of Historic Hudson, a non-profit organization whose mission includes the preservation of architecture and culture in Hudson.

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Historical Timeline: Hudson, New York

Historical Timeline: Hudson, New York

The state prison in Hudson, New York is an old institution in a very old city. Once a flourishing whaling port and shipbuilding center, later known for brick manufacture, Hudson’s economy now is based on art galleries, antique shops, tourism, agriculture, light manufacturing and the state prison.

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Doing No Harm

Doing No Harm

Peter Tenerowicz, a lifelong resident of Hudson, NY, worked as a corrections officer (prison guard) at the Hudson Correctional Facility between 1981 and 2008. He was interviewed by oral historian Suzanne Snider on November 19th, 2011.

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Hudson Correctional Facility, 1976 – Present

Hudson Correctional Facility, 1976 – Present

A year after the New York State Training School for Girls at Hudson was closed, the Hudson Correctional Facility took its place. Opened in October 1976 as a minimum-security (and later medium-security) prison for young adult men under the custody of the New York State Department of Correctional Services and Community Supervision...

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New York State Training School for Girls, 1904 – 1975

New York State Training School for Girls, 1904 – 1975

In 1904, when the New York House of Refuge for Women in Hudson, NY closed, the New York State Training School for Girls took its place to establish a separate place of confinement for “incorrigible” girls between the ages of 12 and 15 who had previously been housed with boys on Randall’s Island in New York City or at the State Industrial School in Rochester.

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