Shawangunk Correctional Facility

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Shawangunk Correctional Facility
Location200 Quick Road
Wallkill, New York
Security classMaximum
Managed byNew 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.


The prison was constructed in 1983 to expand the maximum-security capabilities of the state prison system and is 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. Occupational training is provided in the category of building maintenance with specific training in carpentry, electricity and plumbing.

Notable inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
David Berkowitz 78A1976 Serving a life sentence. Denied Parole multiple times.[2][3] Serial Killer who is better known as "Son of Sam" who murdered 6 people and injured 7 others in New York City between 1976-1977.[4][5]
  • Santino Boderick, member of GS9, sentenced in 2017 to 117.5-130 years after being convicted of gang-related violence, including attempted murder, that took place in Brooklyn, New York between January 2013 and December 2014.[6]
  • Larry Davis, tried for the attempted murder of a police officer and acquitted by pleading self-defense; later convicted in an unrelated murder of a drug dealer and sentenced to 25 years-to-life; died in prison in a stabbing by a fellow inmate
  • Robert Chambers, who pled guilty to the manslaughter of Jennifer Levin and served a sentence of 15 years; after release he was convicted of drug crimes, for which he eventually received a new sentence of 19 years. Chambers was released from the facility in July 2023.
  • David Gilbert, member of the radical Weather Underground Organization; sentenced in 1983 to 75 years-to-life (later commuted to 40-to-life) on three counts of felony murder in the 1981 Brinks robbery. Paroled, 2021.


  1. ^ Brant, Abbott (15 July 2015). "Shawangunk prison correction officer injured by inmate". Poughkeepsie Journal. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ "'Son Of Sam' Denied Parole - CBS News". 2002-07-09. Retrieved 2024-01-26.
  3. ^ "Son of Sam killer denied parole for 6th time". News 12 - Brooklyn. Retrieved 2024-01-26.
  4. ^ Quindlen, Anna (1978-05-09). "Berkowitz Pleads Guilty to Six 'Son of Sam' Killings". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2024-01-26.
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  6. ^ Ivey, Justin. "GS9 Member Santino Boderick Sentenced to More Than 117 Years in Prison". XXL Mag. Townsquare Media, LLC. Retrieved 28 December 2021.

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