Century-old bones reburied at Marcy prison, corrections department announces
AUBURN (AP) — The state corrections department says the bones of about 150 prisoners from the 19th and early 20th century have been removed from a central New York backyard and reburied in a prison cemetery.
Corrections officials tell the Citizen of Auburn that the remains were buried in the cemetery at Marcy Correctional Facility during an ecumenical ceremony recently.
A homeowner in Auburn found the remains last summer while digging to install a fence in his yard.
The Cayuga County Historian’s Office determined the land had been a burial ground for Auburn Correctional
Facility inmates between 1873 and 1909, the department also said.
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