Fishkill Correctional Facility

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Fishkill Correctional Facility is a medium security prison in New York, USA. The prison is located in both the Town of Fishkill and the City of Beacon in Dutchess County. Fishkill was constructed in 1896. It began as the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Fishkill also houses the Regional Medical Unit for Southern New York's prisons. In 1998 the prison was expanded to hold 100 maximum security inmates.[1]

History[edit]

Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane[edit]

Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane was established on the prison grounds in 1892.

Oprah Winfrey filmed a segment at Fishkill Correctional Facility on the prison's Puppies Behind Bars program.[2]

Notable inmates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision". 
  2. ^ http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Puppies-Behind-Bars-Helps-the-Disabled, http://puppiesbehindbars.org
  3. ^ Gooley, Lawrence P. (2009). Terror in the Adirondacks: The True Story of Serial Killer Robert F. Garrow. Peru, NY: Bloated Toe Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9795741-3-9. 

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Coordinates: 41°31′22″N 73°57′00″W / 41.52278°N 73.95000°W / 41.52278; -73.95000