Auburn Correctional Facility

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Located in Cayuga County, New York, Auburn Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison for men ages 21 and older.

The Correctional Association’s Prison Visiting Project visited Auburn on June 15 and June 16, 2011.  The purpose of our visit was to assess programs, physical facilities, and conditions for incarcerated people and staff within the prison.


  • At the time of our visit, the facility had a capacity for 1,821 incarcerated people and confined 1,724 individuals.
  • 1,533 of the men at Auburn were housed in general population.
  • Auburn also has a Special Housing Unit (SHU) for incarcerated people in disciplinary confinement. Auburn’s SHU has the capacity for 83 individuals and housed 76 prisoners at the time of our visit.
  • Auburn is categorized as an Office of Mental Health (OMH) Level 1 facility, providing 24-hour mental health services to patients on the Office of Mental Health (OMH) caseload. At the time of our visit, 20% of the population was currently receiving mental health treatment.