Senator Terry Gipson Secures $6 Million for Beacon Redevelopment

Terry Gipson

March 29, 2013

For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2013
Media Contact: Brian Keeler | 845.463.0840 |


Poughkeepsie, NY – Senator Terry Gipson has secured $6 million in redevelopment funds for the Beacon Correctional Facility.

“Although I am disappointed with the authorization to close the Beacon Correctional Facility, once it became clear that the prison could not be kept open, I worked closely with Governor Cuomo to secure money to re-purpose the Beacon facility,” said Senator Terry Gipson. “Going forward, the Governor and I will be working with the Mayor and the people of Beacon to develop a plan that will serve the city, create jobs now and ensure that Beacon will continue to be a shining example of the rebirth of the Hudson Valley.”

“Through his hard work, dedication, and perseverance on this issue, Senator Gipson made this allocation for job retention and economic development possible,” said Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

“I want to thank the Governor and Leader Stewart-Cousins for working to make sure that the revitalization of Beacon stays on track” said Senator Gipson. “The Governor has proven that he is committed to growing jobs and the economy, and I’m pleased he has stepped forward for the people of Beacon and the Hudson Valley.”

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