Albion Correctional Facility

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Albion Correctional Facility
Location3595 State School Road
Albion, New York
Statusopen
Security classmedium
Capacity1247
Opened1894
Managed byNew York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Albion Correctional Facility is a medium security women's prison in Albion, New York, United States (Orleans County) that is operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services. The site was founded in 1894 as the Western House of Refuge for Women, then later the Albion State Training School.

Albion is one of New York facilities exclusively for women, the others being Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Taconic Correctional Facility. Most famously, Albion housed "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher for 3½ years; she was then transferred to the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, the only maximum security prison for women in New York State and located in Bedford Hills, New York.

As of 2010 Albion had a working capacity of 1247.[1]

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  1. ^ "Prison System to Temporarily Consolidate Under-Populated Inmate Housing Units, Providing Taxpayer Savings With No Job Losses or Transfers". NYS DOC press release. Retrieved 2 September 2016.

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Coordinates: 43°14′42″N 78°12′55″W / 43.24500°N 78.21528°W / 43.24500; -78.21528