Wyoming Correctional Facility

Coordinates: 42°50′58″N 78°15′52″W / 42.84944°N 78.26444°W / 42.84944; -78.26444
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Wyoming Correctional Facility
Location3203 Dunbar Road
Attica, New York
Security classmedium
Managed byNew York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
WardenThomas J. Sticht (2022)

Wyoming Correctional Facility is a medium-security state men's prison in Town of Attica, Wyoming County, New York.[1] The prison is located adjacent to the better-known maximum security Attica Correctional Facility. The Wyoming prison first opened in 1984. As of 2010 Wyoming had a working capacity of 1722 inmates.[2]

The Wyoming prison was constructed in response to the notorious Attica Prison riot,[citation needed] which took place in September 1971 at the now adjacent Attica prison, thirteen years prior to the construction of the Wyoming prison. All but four of the 43 men who died in the Attica event, including 10 hostages, were killed by law enforcement gunfire.[3]


  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Attica town, NY" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-08-22. Wyoming Corr Facility
  2. ^ "Prison System to Temporarily Consolidate Under-Populated Inmate Housing Units, Providing Taxpayer Savings with No Job Losses or Transfers" (Press release). NYS DOC press release. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Timeline of Events of the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Subsequent Legal Actions". New York State Archives. Retrieved May 9, 2024.

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