Five Points Correctional Facility

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Five Points Correctional Facility (FPCF) is a maximum security men's prison located in Romulus, NY and operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services.


The prison was built in 2000 with a capacity of 1,500 inmates, as well as a Special Housing Unit (SHU) for up to 50 inmates in disciplinary confinement. As of 2008, 71% of the inmates were convicted of a violent crime, including serial killer Lemuel Smith, and 16% of the inmates were being treated for mental health issues. FPCF's academic courses included Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Pre-General Equivalency Diploma (Pre-GED), and General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Vocational courses included appliance repair, building maintenance, cabinet making, millworking, custodial maintenance, general business, electrical trades, horticulture/ agriculture, small engine repair, masonry, and plumbing/heating. The library contained approximately 3,000 books and periodicals.

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  1. ^ Stanforth, Lauren (5 July 2015). "Sweat to be placed in solitary, on suicide watch". Albany Times Union. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°42′43″N 76°50′24″W / 42.71194°N 76.84000°W / 42.71194; -76.84000