Wyoming Correctional Facility

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Wyoming Correctional Facility
Location3203 Dunbar Road
Attica, New York
Statusopen
Security classmedium
Capacity1722
Opened1984
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 notorious Attica Prison riot took place in September of 1971, thirteen years prior to the construction of the Wyoming prison, in the now adjacent Attica prison. All but four of the 43 men who died in the Attica event, including 10 hostages, were killed by law enforcement gunfire.

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  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Attica town, NY" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-08-22. Wyoming Corr Faclty
  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.

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Coordinates: 42°50′58″N 78°15′52″W / 42.84944°N 78.26444°W / 42.84944; -78.26444