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Where is Margo Bake?

Where is Margo Bake?

According to this undated article from Newsday, a newspaper based in Long Island, NY, ‘Missing Person’ Margo Bake, ran away from the NYS Training School for Girls in 1949.  She...

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If These Walls Could Talk: Life in a Girls’ Prison

Please join the Prison Public Memory Project and Historic Hudson for “IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK…” an exploration of life inside the New York State Training School for Girls (1904-1975) in...

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People Get a Great Idea and It Doesn’t Materialize…

People Get a Great Idea and It Doesn’t Materialize…

David Kinlock, a resident of Albany and former inmate at Hudson Correctional Facility, was interviewed by oral historian Suzanne Snider on April 4th, 2012. David was born in Schenectady, NY...

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"But They All Come Back…" | Hudson Reentry Unit

“But They All Come Back…” | Hudson Reentry Unit

In addition to its unique and rich history, Hudson Correctional Facility (HCF) has another feature that distinguishes it. Less than a year after Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plans to close the...

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“The Dungeons Are Damp and Cold…”

“The Dungeons Are Damp and Cold…”

A Board of Managers comprised of prominent citizens from throughout the State appointed by the Governor controlled the New York State House of Refuge for Women. Every year, the Board...

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