Workers fight to keep Fulton Community Correction Facility from closing
Bronx correction officers, kitchen workers and administration staff are protesting the closing of the Fulton Community Correction Facility. Many gathered for a meeting with union leaders and Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benjamin on Friday. More than 100 workers say they weren't properly notified about the facility closing. They're also concerned about where they'll be placed when it closes March 31. The Department of Correctional Services says the Bronx facility is closing because the inmate population has dropped from 741 in 1994 to only 222 earlier this month. Union leaders say no one is expected to lose their job and workers will be relocated to other prisons, possibly upstate. But correction officers plan to fight the decision saying the relocation will be an inconvenience for them.