Washington Correctional Facility
The Correctional Association (CA) visited Washington Correctional Facility on July 28th and 29th, 2009. Washington is a medium security prison located next to Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, New York. It was opened in 1985 and is an example of what is known as a “cookie-cutter prison,” one of many prisons constructed with the same blueprint during the 1980s to accommodate the state’s ballooning prison population. At the time of our visit, the facility had a capacity for 924 inmates and held a total of 868 inmates. The facility had a 32-bed Special Housing Unit (SHU), which held 20 inmates in disciplinary confinement at the time of our visit. The remaining 848 were housed in general confinement.
Correctional Assn. of NY Testifies at NY Assembly Hearing on Prison Health; Urges Health Department oversight, end to delays in treatment, and increase in resources for better care
(October 31, 2017, New York, NY) The Correctional Association of New York (CA) yesterday was one of more than fifteen organizations and agencies testifying at a New York State Assembly Joint Health and Correction’s public hearing on prison healthcare. Through our statutory authority granted in 1846, the CA monitors New York prisons and reports to [...]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
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