mary allen suzanne snider interview Mary Allen was interviewed and photographed by Suzanne Snider on June 2nd, 2011. In the 1970’s, Mary worked at the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson as well as at the Brookwood Annex in Claverack—the off-site ‘maximum security disciplinary cottage’ for the Training School. Here, Mary answers the question “Why is it important to ‘remember’ [the prison]?”