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Mount McGregor prison gets one-year notice

Closure will impact more than 300 employees

Mount McGregor state prison, Gazette file photo by Sid Brown.
Mount McGregor state prison, Gazette file photo by Sid Brown.
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The medium-security prison facility in Wilton that employs more than 300 people will be closed next year in a round of upstate closures announced Friday afternoon by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility is one of four facilities that will be closed in response to the state’s declining prison population. The closures are expected to save the state $30 million annually. According to a state news release, Mt. McGregor ...

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July 26, 2013
7:01 p.m.

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The state, a public sector employer needs to live within its means just like private sector employers. The private sector makes these difficult decisions every day. The claim is that the state is going to try to find other opportunities for those workers displaced. Some may be eligible for retirement. In a few instances they may have to lay off. Sure, no one wants to lose their job but it does happen. For those who would ask the question to me" How would you like to be losing your job", I will answer that question in advance. Been there, done that 4 times. Was asked back at one employer only to get laid off again 7 months later. My most recent previous employer asked me to come back and take a different position 18 months later, but declined as I had settled into a new job I liked very much.