Plan to build jail in Hunts Point gets mixed reviews

A plan to build a jail in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx is getting mixed reviews. The Department of Corrections (DOC) is looking to build a jail at an unused portion of the Oak Point Freight Yard. A DOC official says the new jail would be in close proximity to the courts and is appropriately zoned and large enough to accommodate a 2,000-bed facility. Lisa Ortega, who lives near the proposed jail site, said she's against the prison. Ortega says her organization, Rights for People with Psychiatric Disabilities, would rather see prisoners rehabilitated instead of more jails. Members of Community Board 2, which represents the area, say they're also opposed to the plan and are in the process of working on a strategy to stop the jail from opening.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."