Wallkill Correctional Facility
The Correctional Association (CA) visited Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men located 60 miles north of New York City in Ulster County, on August 2, 2010. The facility was built in 1932 and is located next to Shawangunk C.F. Originally constructed to provide individualized treatment and education to inmates, Wallkill housed 595 inmates at the time of our visit, 592 of whom were in general population, with a total capacity of 606. The facility does not contain a Special Housing Unit (SHU).
The New York Times in this editorial today is saying what we at the CA have been reporting on for decades: without any any transparency and accountability, the abuse of people who are incarcerated will persist and those who are responsible will still act with impunity. Until accountability is the norm and not the exception, the abuse -- and in some cases, loss of life -- will continue.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
Reports & Research
The Correctional Association of NY conducted in depth interviews with 30 people currently incarcerated at Clinton on August 19 and 20, 2015, and corresponded with many more people held at the prison over the last few months. The information reported provides further confirmation of both extensive staff brutality in the aftermath of the June escape [...]Read More