From prison to summer camp? NY sells shuttered correctional facility

A state prison that closed four years ago was sold at a public auction Tuesday.

The state Office of General Services announced that Canadian-based Adar Investment, Inc., purchased the former Chateaugay Correctional Facility in Franklin County for $600,000.

The runner-up at the auction was Alpha Daycare NYC. The third-highest bidder was Robert Potenza.

A representative for Adar Investment said that the company plans to use the shuttered state prison as a Jewish summer camp.

There were nine registered bidders at the auction, which began at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Chateaugay Town Hall. The minimum bid was $100,000.

“The auctioning of unneeded and unused state-owned properties is a priority for Governor Cuomo,” said Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito. “We look forward to when the community will see a new use for the former Chateaugay Correctional Facility.”

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