Shawangunk Correctional Facility

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Shawangunk Correctional Facility
Location 200 Quick Road
Wallkill, New York
Status open
Security class maximum
Opened 1983
Managed by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Shawangunk Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison for males located in the Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York in the United States.[1] The facility lies just outside the Ulster County hamlet of Wallkill, whose post office serves it.

History[edit]

The prison was constructed in 1983 to expand the maximum security capabilities of the state prison system and was located near the existing Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium security prison. The co-location was designed so that services by both facilities could be shared, thus reducing the costs of each prison.

The new prison opened in 1985 and was fully operational by 1986. The prison is also one of the few in the system with a sex offender program. Occupational training is provided in the category of building maintenance with specific training in carpentry, electricity and plumbing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brant, Abbott (15 July 2015). "Shawangunk prison correction officer injured by inmate". Poughkeepsie Journal. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 41°38′06″N 74°09′50″W / 41.63500°N 74.16389°W / 41.63500; -74.16389