Elmira Correctional Facility

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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.

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