We wish to take this moment to connect with you while navigating these uncertain times and draw inspiration from our belief in the power of community.
One of the central goals of the Sing Sing Prison Museum is to have a positive impact on people who are incarcerated and their families, as well as the correction facility staff. As the spread of COVID-19 has intensified, we are dedicated to actively supporting efforts to respond to the critical challenge of reducing the spread of this disease within the correctional facility.
We are in regular contact with Sing Sing’s Superintendent Mike Capra and have offered to help him and his staff who are, in his words, “doing everything to the best of our ability to mitigate exposure to this virus.”
We applaud the extraordinary efforts of organizations such as Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison and Rehabilitation Through the Arts who provide direct services to Sing Sing and other correctional facilities. We encourage you to support their work.
In addition, we recognize that our neighbors in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley and our friends in New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey are facing an unprecedented challenge that threatens their lives and livelihoods. The Museum is a part of this community and, as we build, we will be an anchor for the local and regional economy.
Our mission is to tell the story of Sing Sing, to challenge all of us to reimagine America’s criminal justice system and to take action to build a better society. We recognize that the COVID-19 crisis is an intensely human story that will have a profound and enduring impact on everyone. Another chapter in Sing Sing’s history is being written. The Museum has the responsibility to document and share this history and provide the perspective of time to make sense of the unique challenges we all face today.
Our well wishes to you all,
The Sing Sing Prison Museum Trustees and Staff