Harlem residents might have been expected to cheer when they learned of Governor George Pataki's plans to close a local prison. Instead, some got mad. Stepping up to the microphone at a recent community meeting, Gwen Bowen blasted the proposed shutdown of Parkside Correctional Facility, which is at the corner of West 121st Street and Mount Morris Park West in Harlem. "I don't know anybody who doesn't have a husband, friend, father, sister, brother, or cousin who has been incarcerated," says Bowen, a real estate agent who chairs the prison's citizen advisory board. "They are our families and they're from our community. To have them be pushed out of their community... More >>>