Yes, In My Backyard

VICTORIAN ERA PRISON TRANSFORMED INTO THEATER

A $26 million investment to turn one of Victoria’s most notorious jails into a hub for the arts, will pay off this weekend when the Ulumbarra Theatre opens in Bendigo. Ulumbarra was developed on the […]

May, 28

MANAGING AN URBAN PRISON REUSE PROJECT

In 2015, Tracy Huling, creator of the Yes, In My Backyard website, interviewed Elizabeth Gaynes, Director of the Osborne Association in New York City, who is managing a fascinating prison reuse project in the South Bronx. TH: […]

May, 22
This map lists prison reuse quick facts, case studies, commentary and interviews, as well as resources state by state. Click on the map then select your state to find out more.

STATE BY STATE INFORMATION

This map lists prison reuse quick facts, case studies, commentary and interviews, as well as resources state by state. Click on the map then select your state to find out more.

Feb, 22

PRISON-TO-SPORTS-VILLAGE CONVERSION GETS FINAL APPROVAL

On April 29, the Warwick Yard received final site approval from the Town of Warwick and are on target to have three full multi-sport fields complete by fall. Surrounding the fields will be fitness trails, […]

May, 25

PRISON REUSE EXAMPLES REVEAL MANY OPTIONS FOR CONVERSION

While America has the largest prison population in the world, at least 17 states have reduced their prison capacity since 2011. This has happened for a number of reasons, from budget cuts to a decrease […]

Feb, 17

NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD PRISON IN THE BRONX

The seven-story, faded-brick building at 1511 Fulton Avenue — across from Crotona Park in the Claremont section of the Bronx — has no distinct personality, which may help explain why it has been reincarnated so […]

Feb, 05

STATEN ISLAND PRISON TO BECOME FILM STUDIO

Broadway Stages‘ $27 million plan to convert the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility into a state-of-the-art film and television studio has come one step closer to reality as a site plan is being developed for […]

Feb, 03