Fishkill Correctional Facility
Fishkill Correctional Facility is a medium-security prison for men located in Beacon, New York, about 70 miles north of New York City. It has a population of approximately 1,730 prisoners, including a general population, a traditional Special Housing Unit of single-cell disciplinary confinement with a capacity of 84 and an S-Block with double-cell confinement with a capacity of 200. The facility has a Regional Medical Unit with a capacity of 30 inmates, a Mental Health Unit, an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment program, a work release program and a variety of vocational programs. The Correctional Association visited Fishkill on February 15, 2005.
CA Applauds Commitment to Raise the Age in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address, Laments No Mention of Racism, Violence, and Abuse in NYS Prisons
(January 9, 2016) New York, NY: The Correctional Association of New York roundly applauds the continued commitment of Governor Andrew Cuomo to raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York, ending the prosecution and incarceration of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. It is now up to the members of both parties in the NYS Legislature to do their duty to make this a reality. In spite of the Governor’s assertion that the "nation looks to NY to find a way up," we actually fall behind 48 other states, along with North Carolina, by continuing to treat children as adults in the criminal legal system. New York must Raise the Age of criminal responsibility this legislative session. Read More
Police lockups will be required to have tampons, sanitary napkins on hand ALBANY — Police lockups will be required to have feminine-hygiene products on hand for female detainees under a new state rule adopted Wednesday. The rule from the state Commission of Correction mandates that tampons and sanitary napkins shall be made available to all [...]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