Doris E. Buffett Building for Higher Education in Prison is Building a Better Future!
On September 29th Hudson Link hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of the grand opening of the Doris E. Buffett Building for Higher Education in Prison – the new, permanent home of Hudson Link.
Through the generosity of Doris Buffett and the Sunshine Lady Foundation, Hudson Link purchased an historic building at 23 State Street, conveniently located less than a mile away from Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
The building, which was built in 1878, was once home to the Mt. Pleasant Military Academy Library. Today, it serves as home to Hudson Link’s college-in-prison and alumni reentry services programs.
Ossining Mayor, Victoria Gearity, kicked off the celebration with a heartfelt toast to Hudson Link, pointing out that Hudson Link’s new home was recently landmarked by Ossining’s Historical Preservation Commission. She stated that “it is such a perfect blending of the history of our community now being home to this historic prison program that is such a part of our community and our society.”
Former Hudson Link Board President, Bruce MacLeod, was visibly emotional during the ceremony. He spoke about the fact that no one could have predicted the successes of Hudson Link, back when it was no more than an idea of the men at Sing Sing to bring a few college classes back to prison.
Sing Sing Superintendent Michael Capra, Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg, and New York Assemblywoman Sandy Galef were all in attendance.
It was a wonderful night and a great way to celebrate Hudson Link’s new home!