PHARSALIA – The New York State Department of Correctional Services began implementing an $8.7 million savings plan this week that could close one of Camp Pharsalia’s housing units.
This action is part of a larger state move called for by Governor David Paterson to reduce housing in 15 prisons in order to reduce spending.
The department announced in January that Camp Pharsalia, along with three other minimum and medium security facilities, were to close at the start of 2009. That decision was renegotiated, however.
Originally, Camp Pharsalia had four dorms. One was closed four years ago, and now the state is again reducing the number of beds at the facility.