Hudson Correctional Facility Reentry Unit
The Correctional Association (CA) visited Hudson Correctional Facility, a medium security prison operating a pilot “reentry” unit for men on May 27, 2010. The facility is located in Hudson, NY, approximately 115 miles north of New York City. At the time of our visit, Hudson housed 360 inmates, with a total capacity for 402. The Visiting Committee focused solely on the prison’s 40-bed, specialized reentry unit run by the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) in conjunction with the Division of Parole and the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). This unit was opened on March 1, 2009, and is the third specialized reentry unit opened by DOCS.
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