Wende Correctional Facility
|Location||3040 Wende Road
Alden, New York
|Opened||1923 (as county jail)
1983 (as state prison)
|Managed by||New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision|
Wende Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison located in Town of Alden in Erie County, New York. The prison is named for this region of Alden. The prison was formerly the site of a county jail operated by Erie County, New York and sold to the state to further its need for a maximum security state prison. The Erie County Correctional Facility was built adjacent to Wende.
- Jack Abbott - criminal and author. He committed suicide at Wende in 2002.
- Jimmy Burke - mastermind of the Lufthansa Heist. Burke was imprisoned in Wende until his death in 1996.
- Mark David Chapman - the killer of former Beatles member John Lennon. Chapman was transferred from the Attica Correctional Facility to Wende on May 15, 2012.
- Robert Chambers - the "Preppie Killer." He was imprisoned in Wende in 2008 and remains there.
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