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Mount McGregor prison prepares to close

Officials believe new use likely

An aerial view of Mount McGregor correctional facility campus, courtesy of the New York state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
An aerial view of Mount McGregor correctional facility campus, courtesy of the New York state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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At the close of business Saturday, the state prison that inmates sometimes called ‘Magic Mountain’ will cease operations. Its prisoners have been gone since April, and the last of Mount McGregor Correctional Facility’s employees will leave today — one year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo slated it for closure. Only a pair of workers will remain at the sprawling 86-acre facility starting next week, so the medium-security prison can be gradually mothballed. A spokesman for the ...

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