Taconic Correctional Facility


Taconic Correctional Facility

Taconic Correctional Facility is a medium security women's prison in Bedford Hills, New York that is operated by the New York Department of Corrections. It is associated with the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum security women's prison. In 1901 it opened as the New York State Reformatory for Women between the ages of 15 and 30. The then-Department of Corrections took over the reformatory in 1926 and, in 1933, merged it with the newly-opened Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for women. For the next four decades, the reformatory operated as part of Bedford Hills, still the state’s only maximum-security prison for females. In 1973, Taconic began operations as an autonomous medium-security prison. During 1971 and 1972, Bedford Hills was a single correctional facility with separate male and female units. In 1973 the male inmates were transferred and their unit closed in June. In December, that unit reopened as the Taconic Correctional Facility.

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