Woodbourne Correctional Facility

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Woodbourne Correctional Facility
Woodbourne Jail.JPG
Location 99 Prison Road
Woodbourne, New York
Status open
Security class medium
Capacity 849
Opened 1933
Managed by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Woodbourne Correctional Facility is a medium security men's prison operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in Woodbourne, New York of Sullivan County. It is located on the same tract of land as maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility.

The prison opened in 1933, designed by Alfred Hopkins, an estate architect with a sideline in prisons such as Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Hopkins also designed Wallkill Correctional Facility and Coxsackie Correctional Facility for the state. [1]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Juvenile murderer Willie Bosket, serving three consecutive sentences of 25 years to life for offenses committed while in the Shawangunk Correctional Facility and at Woodbourne. He is housed in a specially-constructed plexiglass-lined cell in complete isolation. He is no longer housed at Woodbourne prison.
  • Rapper Shyne of New York City served a 10-year sentence in The Woodbourne Facility after being convicted of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment


  1. ^ Joseph F., Spillane (9 May 2014). Coxsackie: The Life and Death of Prison Reform. JHU Press. p. 48. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 41°45′14″N 74°35′35″W / 41.75389°N 74.59306°W / 41.75389; -74.59306