The Tryon Girls Center will close no later than Aug. 31, along with three other state youth detention centers, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced today.
The decision was made in line with Cuomo’s call for a reduction of 377 beds at residential centers throughout the state. Central to the decision to close Tryon is its shrinking capacity; it has only filled 39 of its 103 beds, said Susan Steele, assistant director of communications for the state Office of Child and Family Services, which runs the center.
In addition, Allen Residential Center in South Kortright, Harriet Tubman Residential Center in Auburn and Industry Secure Center in Rush will close, and the Sgt. Henry Johnson Youth Leadership Academy in South Kortright, Finger Lakes Residential Center in Lansing and Industry Limited Secure Center in Rush will undergo bed reductions.
The closings and reductions will save the state more than $26 million a year, Steele said.
Officials at Tryon Girls Center declined to comment on the closure today.
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