May 17, 2019
Statements from Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R,C-Caledonia) and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I-Elma) on today’s announcement by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to close the Livingston Correctional Facility.
“It is disheartening to hear that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has made the decision to sacrifice more upstate jobs. Closing the Livingston Correctional Facility this September will be a devastating loss for Livingston County, which has relied on this facility as its primary source of employment. In the coming months, I will work to cushion the impact of this terrible decision on our local economy and hardworking families who don’t deserve this,” said Byrnes. “My office is on standby to help in any way we can.”
“I am disappointed to learn of the decision by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to close the Livingston Correctional Facility in September. I thank the dedicated men and women who work at the facility and understand that this is a difficult time for them and their families. Over the next several months, I will work with DOCCS and the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible and that all employees are afforded an opportunity to move to other facilities within DOCCS,” said Gallivan