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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. Photo by Amy Lindemuth

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Photo by Amy Lindemuth

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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.

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One Response to “Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Photo by Amy Lindemuth”

  1. Pam Evans says:

    Amy, thanks so much for sharing your pictures. The gardens at Rikers Island look lush. Did my heart good to see your photos.

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