Can prison landscapes be secure, restorative, and ecologically sustainable? Guest post by Amy Lindemuth » Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Photo by Amy Lindemuth
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum security women’s prison in New York state, was constructed in 1901 as a reformatory for women convicted of a misdemeanor. [http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_legal_corrections_inst_bedford.shtml]. The facility’s historic purpose, as a minimum security facility built early in the 20th century, has left a legacy of mature trees and historic buildings on site.