Elmira Correctional Facility
Elmira is a maximum security prison housing approximately 1,800 male inmates. The facility, which opened in 1876, now has an Intermediate Care Program with a capacity of 56 inmates, a Mental Health Unit with space for 8, an infirmary with a capacity of 26 and a Special Housing Unit with cells for 54 inmates. The facility also has a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program, an Aggression Replacement Training Program and a variety of vocational and educational classes. The Correctional Association’s visit to Elmira was on May 4, 2005.
Correctional Assn. of NY Testifies at NY Assembly Hearing on Prison Health; Urges Health Department oversight, end to delays in treatment, and increase in resources for better care
(October 31, 2017, New York, NY) The Correctional Association of New York (CA) yesterday was one of more than fifteen organizations and agencies testifying at a New York State Assembly Joint Health and Correction’s public hearing on prison healthcare. Through our statutory authority granted in 1846, the CA monitors New York prisons and reports to [...]Read More
ALBANY — New York’s complex of 54 state prison facilities is struggling to fill vacant jobs for nurses, doctors and other health care providers. Filling those vacancies and dealing with an aging prison population at facilities across the state have become among the tallest challenges for the $3 billion correctional system, top administrators concede. In [...]Read More
Prison Monitoring Reports
The Correctional Association of NY released a report on March 31, 2016 about Collins Correctional Facility, highlighting the large number of people with mental illness incarcerated at Collins and the lack of support and programs for these and other people incarcerated at the prison. Collins Correctional Facility is a medium security prison in western New [...]Read More