Frankie Bailey, SUNY Albany

Frankie Bailey collaborates with the Prison Public Memory Project on scholarship about the birth and evolution of the House of Refuge for Women and the NYS Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY. Frankie is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany (SUNY). She serves as the director of the school’s Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century project. Her areas of research and writing are crime history, and crime and mass media/popular culture.

Brian Buckley - Prison Public Memory Project

Brian Buckley is the Hudson Site Coordinator for the Prison Public Memory Project. Brian began working in Hudson during the summer of 2013 and returned the following year after completing his bachelor's degree in American Studies at Grinnell College. In addition to coordinating events, community programming, and research projects for the Hudson site, Brian works with the Project to integrate new media technology and more conventional methods of history and storytelling.

Olivia Caro, Grinnell College

Olivia Caro is an intern with the Prison Public Memory Project. They are an art major at Grinnell College who is currently interested in working with paper and other found and collected objects. They are also interested in community focused art projects. During the summer of 2016, they will be working to plan a community-based public art piece at the Project's Hudson site.

Emily Chameides, Director of the Hudson Area Library

Emily Chameides is a member of the advisory committee for the Hudson, NY site. Emily lives in Hudson and has served as the director of the Hudson Area Library since 2011. Emily has co-hosted the Bound By Books radio show on WGXC 90.7FM with local tweens and teens since the station’s launch in 2011. Previously, Emily was the Director of Media Education and Exhibitions at the Children's Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY. 


Quintin Cross - Prison Public Memory Project

Quintin Cross guides the Prison Public Memory Project's activities with the African-American community in Hudson, New York. Quintin has a long history of service to his community including as Vice-President of his local NAACP chapter, founder of the Hudson African-American Leadership Alliance, and Majority Leader of the Hudson Common Council. Formerly incarcerated, Quintin is now President and CEO of the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center.

Karen Davis, Hudson Prison Memory Project Advisory Committee Member

Karen Davis is a member of the advisory committee for the Hudson, NY site. Karen is co-director of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, where she curates exhibitions of photography, mixed media, and photobooks. Karen’s own creative interests include photography, book arts, and word and image art, and her subject matter includes visual memoir, the social landscape, and children. She has taught classes related to these interests at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Hudson Opera House, and the Davis Orton Gallery.

Tracy Huling - Prison Public Memory Project

Tracy Huling is Founder/Director of the Prison Public Memory Project. She also writes for and edits stories for the Project's website. Tracy works at the convergence of culture and public policy with a long history of using storytelling, new media, filmmaking, research, policy analysis and coalition-building to achieve change. She is best known for her work on prisons and communities and has published widely on this subject. She is also a Soros Justice Fellow with the Open Society Foundations. Tracy lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Russ Immarigeon - Prison Public Memory Project

Russ Immarigeon conducts archival research and writes about the history of the girls' training school in Hudson, NY for the Prison Public Memory Project. He also contributes stories for the Project's website. He has written for numerous publications on community corrections, prison management, and restorative justice and has edited several books on crime desistance, women and girls in the criminal justice system, and, most recently, prisoner reentry. Based in Columbia County, NY, Russ is also a local town and village court justice. 

Shireen Khan, Bard College

Shireen Khan is an intern with the Prison Public Memory Project. She is currently a senior at Bard College, majoring in art history and philosophy. Her interests include the history of architecture and design, politics, and aesthetics. Her most recent academic work has focused on the deconstructive mapping of subaltern histories in America and India. She explores these issues in a variety of mediums including sculpture, digital audio, ArcGIS, film, and dance. Her passion is to help facilitate community and civic engagement. During the summer of 2016 she will be working on PPMP's social media and fundraising campaign. 

Maija Reed, Hudson Prison Memory Project Advisory Committee Member

Maija Reed is a member of the advisory committee for the Hudson, NY site. Maija is an artist and educator who has worked extensively with young people in small communities in the Hudson River valley. From 2001 to 2009, she was the Youth Director at Time & Space Limited (TSL) in Hudson. She is currently studying early childhood education, working primarily with infants and toddlers and is an active participant in two regional educational inquiry groups.

Sumayyah Shabazz, Hudson Prison Memory Project advisory committee member

Sumayyah Shabazz is a member of the advisory committee for the Hudson, NY site. Sumayyah has lived in Hudson since 2001 and is currently working on her bachelor's degree in psychology. Her earlier life experience includes many years of employment with institutions serving at-risk youth across the state, and a brief stint as a resident of the Training School for Girls in Hudson. She is a member of Hudson City School District Board of Education.

Peter Tenerowicz, Hudson Prison Memory Project advisory committee member

Peter Tenerowicz is a member for the advisory committee for the Hudson, NY site. Peter was born and raised in Hudson and served as a NYS Corrections Officer from 1980 until 2007, much of his career spent at Hudson Correctional Facility. Peter is also a drummer, performing locally in Hudson. He is on the Town of Greenport Comprehensive Plan Committee and is a board member of the Hudson Power Boat Association. He has three children and a sailboat.

Geoff Ward - Prison Public Memory Project

Geoff Ward collaborates with the Prison Public Memory Project on scholarship about the history of race and juvenile prisons. He also writes stories for the Prison Public Memory Project website. Geoff is Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of an award-winning book, The Black Child Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice, published by University of Chicago Press.

Sherry Jo Williams, Hudson Prison Memory Project advisory committee member

Sherry Jo Williams is a member of the advisory committee for the Hudson, NY site. In 2011, Sherry co-founded culture+commerce project, a store in Hudson featuring a carefully curated collection of hand-crafted, cutting-edge products by regional makers and artisans. Sherry's experience as a creative consultant and writer is focused on the product development, design, exhibition, and marketing of contemporary hand-made home furnishings.


Community Partners


We thank the following organizations and funders for their support of our work:


The Prison Public Memory Project Team would like to thank the following individuals for their very special contributions to our work in Hudson, New York.

Aaltan Ahmad
Mary Allen
Mary Bacon
Nina Bernstein
Judith Brink
Emily Chameides
Mae Colburn
Alison Cornyn
Alexandra Cox
John Craig
Megan Crawford
Jack Danger
Karen dePyster
Joe D'onofrio
Frances Drabick
Lisa Durfee
Ruth DuFault
Timothy Dunleavy
Pat Fenoff

Nicole Fleetwood
James Folts

Robert Freeman
Cedrick Fulton

Enid Futterman
Tiffany Garriga


Karen Gray
Alice Green
Melissa Gavilanes
Kristi Gibson
Lily Hibberd
Gloria Hollenbeck
Sylvia Honig
Mary Hughes
Kathleen Hulser
Joan Hunt
Mert Halit İzcan
Tobi Jacobi
Alexis Keith
Sara Kendall
David Kinlock
Lisa Lee
Jerry Leoni
Donna Lewin
Tamara Chehayeb Makarem
John Mason

Brad McCallum
Matthew McCarthy

Reverend Oscar McLaughlin
Hazel Murray
Jonathan Osofsky


Carol Osterink
Darby Penny
Fawn Potash
Carla Precht
Maija Reed
Rick Reineke
Laura Rogers
Brigette Sarabi
Phyllis Schultze
Sumayyah Shabazz
Alan Skerrett
Gale Smith
Suzanne Snider
Ben Snitkoff
Kay Stamer
Molly Stinchfield
Thomas Teich
Peter Tenerowicz
Sue Tenerowicz
Beth Thielen
Thomas Tunney
Lisa Weilbacker
Alice Weston

Sherry Jo Williams
Jennifer Vinson