The department is intending to relocate its operation from downtown Brooklyn to a brand new building that is currently being constructed at 5 Second Avenue, near the Gowanus Canal.
The new three-story 55,000-square-foot building will allow about 5,000 parolees to check in with their supervisors.
Previously, the site was used as a bus repair facility.
It is important to note that this is not a prison, as it was rumored. It is also important to note that zoning on the site allows such use. Perhaps, our politicians and the Gowanus business community can help introduce job training programs to better reintegrate the parolees by providing them with real skills and jobs and to keep them working in Gowanus.
Community Meeting on Centralized Parole Facility
Monday, September 15, 2014
78th Precinct Stationhouse
65 Sixth Avenue (at Bergen Street)
4th Floor Courtroom