Attica Correctional Facility
Attica Correctional Facility is a maximum-security prison for men located in the town of Attica in Wyoming County, NY. It has a population of approximately 2,190 prisoners, including a general population, a Special Housing Unit with a capacity of 116, an infirmary with a capacity of 30 and an Intermediate Care Program with a capacity of 84. The facility has a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program, a non-residential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program, and educational and vocational programs. The Correctional Association visited Attica on March 17, 2005.
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