When an Auburn, New York home owner was installing a fence in his yard last summer, he made a discovery.  Buried in the yard were the bones of about 150 prisoners from the Auburn Correctional Facility.  It seems the property had been used as a burial ground for deceased prisoners from the late 1800's and early 1900's.

The state corrections department told auburnpub.com that those remains have been transported to the Marcy Correctional Facility, and re-buried in an ecumenical ceremony.  It's also reported that many of the prisoners who's remains were buried had been executed at the Auburn prison, and their bodies never claimed by family members.