Lakeview Correctional Facility
The Correctional Association (CA) visited Lakeview Correctional Facility, in Brocton, NY, on October 23 and 24, 2007. Lakeview is a prison with minimum, medium and maximum security areas. At the time of our visit, the facility had a population of approximately 1,035 male inmates and 87 female inmates housed in three separate areas: Lakeview Shock Incarceration (men and women), Lakeview Annex and Lakeview S-Block. These areas are distinct in operations, programs, goals and inmate population.
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