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The Vernon C. Bain is a prison barge operated by the City of New York, and houses some 800 prisoners in a medium and maximum security facility and was built in 1992 at a cost of $161 Million. Since the jail is not permanently moored to the shore, Coast Guard regulations require that she have 3 maritime crew on board at all time, including a mate, an engineer and an oiler. It has all the amenities, including a huge kitchen, law library, recreation rooms, and a basketball court on the top deck.
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