July 10, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of The Connecticut State Farm for Women, now known as the York Correctional Institution for Women. Over the past century this institution has had a fascinating and often changing mission and history. The prison has played various roles in the life of East Lyme, from active town partner to essentially invisible entity. This summer the library will examine this institution from many points of view.
Prison History Lecture Program with Paul Harrison, former Correctional Officer, town resident, and unofficial prison historian, will give an illustrated talk on the founding and history of the prison.
Program registration is required. Register online here.