Wende Correctional Facility

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Wende Correctional Facility
Location3040 Wende Road
Alden, New York
Statusopen
Security classmaximum
Capacity961
Opened1923 (as county jail)
1983 (as state prison)
Managed byNew 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, east of Buffalo. 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.

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Coordinates: 42°55′49″N 78°32′32″W / 42.93036°N 78.54221°W / 42.93036; -78.54221