Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

Karen dePyster went to work at the New York State Training School for Girls in 1968.

Karen dePyster went to work at the New York State Training School for Girls in 1968.

Born and raised on a farm in Hudson, NY, Karen dePyster went to work at the New York State Training School for Girls in 1968, right after she graduated from Syracuse University. In an interview with oral historian Suzanne Snider on September 7th, 2011, Karen 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.