Posts tagged "history"
Incarcerating Girls: A Bibliography of Historical Studies

Incarcerating Girls: A Bibliography of Historical Studies

The historical treatment of girls and young women confined in houses of refuge, reformatories, residential treatment centers, and training schools gets too little attention in reference textbooks on juvenile justice....

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Russ Immarigeon receives fellowship from NY State Archives

Prison Public Memory Project contributor Russ Immarigeon was recently awarded a research fellowship from the New York State Archives in support of his ongoing research  into the history of New...

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Thank You To Our Summer Interns

We introduced them on our Facebook page and they have been working hard all summer. And before they return to their studies at Grinnell and Bard Colleges, we’d like to...

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Press Release

:: For Immediate Release :: NEW PROJECT LAUNCHES VIRTUAL CENTER FOR PRISON MEMORIES AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SHOWCASES WORK IN HUDSON, NY Hudson, NY –The Prison Public Memory Project, focused on...

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New York State Training School for Girls, 1904 – 1975

New York State Training School for Girls, 1904 – 1975

In 1904, when the New York House of Refuge for Women in Hudson, NY closed, the New York State Training School for Girls took its place to establish a separate...

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Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Last July, a box of documents from the New York State Training School for Girls—intake forms, letters, photographs, and other administrative paperwork from the 1920s––was discovered by Lisa Durfee at...

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Hudson Correctional Facility, 1976 – Present

Hudson Correctional Facility, 1976 – Present

A year after the New York State Training School for Girls at Hudson was closed, the Hudson Correctional Facility took its place. Opened in October 1976 as a minimum-security (and later...

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House of Refuge for Women, 1887 – 1904

House of Refuge for Women, 1887 – 1904

In the midst of the nation’s first great depression that began in 1873 with the collapse of the New York City financial markets, the House of Refuge for Women was built...

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Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

Born and raised on a farm in Hudson, NY, Karen dePyster went to work at the New York State Training School for Girls in 1968, right after she graduated from...

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