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Mount McGregor prepares for next chapter

Thomas Corcoran, Assistant Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections, approaches the Building C dormitory building while giving a tour of the recently closed Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Thomas Corcoran, Assistant Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections, approaches the Building C dormitory building while giving a tour of the recently closed Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
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Looking beyond the fence and razor wire surrounding C-Dorm, it’s hard to fathom that the top of Mount McGregor spent nearly four decades as a prison. Lush forest extends miles into the foothills of the Adirondacks until meeting the blue hue of the Green Mountains in Vermont just below the eastern horizon. There’s a sense of tranquility amid the sprawling complex of early 20th century stone buildings that seems more akin to a mountaintop resort ...

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