It is an honor to mention that this writing below was published at the website www.prisonpublicmemory.org. Read the most fascinating stories and research on women's institutions and prisons. For instance, did you know that the late singing-icon Ella Fitzgerald was sent to the New York State Training School for Girls? Read The 'Ungovernable' Ella Fitzgerald at their website. Presently, they are researching NY State but will advance in to other states in the future.
This is a small slice of my experience with the New York State Training School For Girls, Hudson, New York. My mother worked there in the 1960's, and I worked for two summers from college at Brookwood Annex for Girls (at the time). I am sure based on some of the personalities I met back then, that many of these young girls became successful women in their own right. They were wonderful human beings in my book, who touched my heart, and gave me a free education in life outside myself. I begin this piece with an introduction.