Livingston County officials worry about jail closure

Livingston County officials said a state prison that may shut down this fall will cause a ripple effect in the community.

On Friday, state officials announced the upcoming closing of the Livingston Correctional Facility, which is one of three slated to close. Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes said Friday the facility will close in September.

The medium security prison houses more than 800 inmates and employs more than 300 people, but pretty soon it’ll be lights out for good.

It's a closure David Lefeber, chairman of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors, said will be felt countywide.

"Certainly it’s 300 jobs and those folks spend money whether they reside in Livingston County or not. They buy gas, they eat out, they shop at our local stores, our local businesses … " Lefeber said.

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