Thursday, August 23, 2012

Giant Floating Prison in NYC

Giant Floating Prison in NYC

Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center is a huge prison barge that can hold up to 800 inmates. It has 16 dormitories and 100 cells.

The barge was built for in 1992 for $161 million in order to reduce overcrowding in New York prisons

and has served as a part of the city's prison complex at Rikers Island since then.

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