Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility

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Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility was a minimum security male shock facility located in the Town of Orange, Schuyler County, New York. The facility was served by the Beaver Dams post office. It was opened on May 1, 1958. New York's shock program was legalized in July 1987. In addition to no-nonsense military discipline, reduced privileges, in-your-face drill instructors and hard physical labor, the six-month shock program differed from other similar "boot camps" around the nation. It would stress education, drug and alcohol abuse treatment and a "therapeutic community" component. At first inmates could be no older than 23, but the New York State Legislature gradually extended shock programs to older inmates. By closing, inmates must be under 50 years old. The facility was closed on July 27, 2014 as part of Govornor Cuomo's plan to shut down four correctional facilities across the state announced one year prior. The Cuomo administration cited a reduction in the state crime rate and drug offenses as a reason for the closure.[1]


  1. ^ "Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility Closes Its Doors". Time Warner Cable News. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 

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