“Rusti Miller-Hill, 55, stood outside her old prison cell and exhaled. A quarter century had passed since she was incarcerated at Bayview Correctional Facility, a women’s prison across from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, but her memories are still vivid.
“’This became my house,’ she said, scanning the room slowly. ‘It was what it was.’
“In 1992, Miller-Hill served a year at Bayview for possessing crack cocaine with intent to sell. Earlier this week, she returned to the now-closed facility to take a reporter on a tour. ”