Efforts will continue Saturday to prevent the closure of the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility when a rally is held at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira. The rally is being hosted by State Senator Tom O'Mara, and assemblymen Phil Palmesano and Chris Friend. Schuyler County Legislature Chairman Dennis Fagan says these events are important to keep Monterey open.
Fagan says the support Monterey and the county is receiving from state and federal elected officials has been helpful.
Organizers have invited former graduates of Monterey and family members of former graduates to speak in support of the program and Monterey’s importance to the state’s criminal justice system.