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Sandy-damaged Women Prison to be Sold

Former superintendent of the Bayview Correctional Facility, Wendy Featherstone, left, and Reginald Thomas, right, Bayview's maintenance supervisor, discuss removal of furniture from a dental office while touring the building on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in the Chelsea section of New York. The former women's prison remains closed a year after Superstorm Sandy caused $600,000 in damages. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Sandy Damaged Women Prison to be Sold


The 153 women -- serving time for robberies, assaults and lesser crimes -- were evacuated a few days before the storm to upstate prisons and never came back. The flooding destroyed boilers and damaged electrical equipment, causing $600,000 in damage. The state's current budget called for the facility to close by the end of the fiscal year as a cost-saving measure, leaving the building in limbo.