Washington Correctional Facility

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Washington Correctional Facility
Location Comstock, Town of Fort Ann,
Washington County, New York, USA
Status Operational
Security class Medium
Capacity 882
Opened 1985
Managed by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Washington Correctional Facility is a medium-security correctional facility that is located in Comstock, a hamlet in the Town of Fort Ann in Washington County, New York. It is designated for confinement of males age 18 and older. The facility offers volunteer and counseling services, and educational and vocational programs.[1] As of 2010 Washington had a working capacity of 882.[2]

As of February 27, 2009, this facility was housing Michael Alig, convicted of the manslaughter of Angel Melendez on October 24, 1997.


  1. ^ "NYS Dept. of Correctional Services - Directive" (PDF). 2007. Retrieved March 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ Erik Kriss (March 15, 2010). "Prison System to Temporarily Consolidate Under-Populated Inmate Housing Units, Providing Taxpayer Savings With No Job Losses or Transfers". NYS DOC press release. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 

Coordinates: 43°28′06″N 73°25′51″W / 43.46833°N 73.43083°W / 43.46833; -73.43083