Auburn Correctional Facility
Auburn is a maximum security prison located in Auburn, New York housing approximately 1,800 male inmates. Designated by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a Level 1 facility, it has the highest level of mental health services available to inmates, which includes an Intermediate Care Program and a Residential Crisis Treatment Program for inmates experiencing severe mental health issues. Auburn also has(ICP), a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program with 120 participants, an infirmary, Aggression Replacement Training, a Corcraft industry program and a variety of vocational and educational programs. The Correctional Association’s visit to Auburn was on July 19,2005.
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