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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No Place To Go But Up...

No Place To Go But Up...

Thomas Tunney was Superintendent of the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY from 1964 to 1972.  He was 90 years old at the time oral historian Suzanne Snider interviewed him for the Prison Public Memory Project on September 3, 2011.

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Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

In July of 2012, a box of documents from the New York State Training School for Girls—intake forms, letters, photographs, and other administrative paperwork from the 1920s––was discovered by Lisa Durfee at a Hudson garage sale, on Clinton Street.

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Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

In an interview with oral historian Suzanne Snider on September 7th, 2011, Karen DePyster talks about her own childhood, why she chose to work at the Training School, and her early memories and impressions of the school and the girls incarcerated there, who were at the time just a few years younger than Karen was.

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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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Why Is It Important To "Remember"?

Why Is It Important To "Remember"?

Mary Allen was interviewed and photographed by Suzanne Snider on June 2, 2011. In the 1970′s, Mary worked at the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson as well as at the Brookwood Annex in Claverack, the off-site 'maximum security disciplinary cottage’ for the Training School. Here, Mary answers the question "Why is it important to 'remember' (the prison)"?

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