Wallkill Correctional Facility

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The Wallkill Correctional Facility is a medium security prison in New York state in the USA. The prison is located just north of the hamlet of Wallkill, in the Town of Shawangunk, in Ulster County, New York.


Wallkill Correctional Facility
Box G
Wallkill, New York 12589-0286

The prison was built in the 1930s, designed by Eleanor Roosevelt and a consulting architect. It was once only used to house "Good Behavior/White Collar" inmates. Now, due to changing times, the inmate population has changed and first-time offenders now begin and end their sentences are Wallkill C.F. The prison originally was called the "Prison without a Wall," but in the 21st century a wall of chain-link fencing and razor wire was constructed around the facility. It is a free-movement facility that has a petting zoo on the weekends.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 41°37′41″N 74°09′48″W / 41.62806°N 74.16333°W / 41.62806; -74.16333