Arthur Kill Correctional Facility
Arthur Kill Correctional Facility is a closed medium security correctional facility opened in 1976 operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services. Arthur Kill is located in New York City in the Borough of Staten Island, along Arthur Kill Road in the Charleston area. The prison had a capacity of 931 male inmates. In 2011 the prison had 408 employees, including 315 security employees.
The site formerly served as a 650-bed drug rehabilitation center. In the summer of 2006, the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility was used to shoot scenes for the juvenile detention center shown in the film Tenderness.
- Annese John and Tom Wrobleski. "N.Y. Gov. Cuomo orders Staten Island's Arthur Kill Correctional Facility closed." Staten Island Advance. Friday July 1, 2011. Retrieved on September 19, 2012.
- "PRISON IS OPPOSED ON STATEN ISLAND; Plan to Convert Drug Center Criticized at Hearing". The New York Times. April 21, 1976. Retrieved 2009-08-08.
- Benanti, Carol Ann (August 2, 2006). "Arthur Kill prison to appear in film". Staten Island Advance.
- "Governor Cuomo Announces Closure of Seven State Prison Facilities" (Press release). June 30, 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2012.