Suffolk Ways and Means Committee votes to study turning John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility into jail

A plan is in the works to convert the shuttered John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility into a jail. Suffolk's Ways and Means Committee voted

Legislators hope the structure will sell for about $23 million and fill the budget gap.

Legislators hope the structure will sell for about $23 million and fill the budget gap. (9/4/13)

YAPHANK - A plan is in the works to convert the shuttered John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility into a jail.

Suffolk's Ways and Means Committee voted today to study using the property for a new jail instead of selling it to a private developer.

Legislator Kate Browning says Foley would be a great fit as a location to house nonviolent offenders.

The former county-owned nursing home shut down on June 30 after a long fight to keep it open.

The proposal will go to the general Legislature next Thursday.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone did not return calls for comment.

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