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NYSDOC - Auburn Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: August 21, 2021
135 State St, Auburn, NY 13024-9000
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618, Auburn, NY 13024-9000

Auburn Correctional Facility is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NYSDOC - Auburn Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 315-253-8401

The inmates housed at Auburn Correctional Facility located at 135 State St in Auburn, NY are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Auburn Correctional Facility is a maximum security state prison that houses adult males on State Street in Auburn in Cayuga County, New York. It was built on land that was once a Cayuga village.

Constructed in 1817 as Auburn Prison, it was the second state prison in New York (after New York City's Newgate, 1797–1828), the site of the first execution by electric chair in 1890, and the namesake of the "Auburn system," a correctional system in which prisoners were housed in solitary confinement in large rectangular buildings, and performed penal labor under silence that was enforced at all times. The prison was renamed the Auburn Correctional Facility in 1970. The prison is among the oldest functional prisons in the United States.

The current capacity of this facility is 1,821 offenders. Inmates are housed in five blocks A, B, C, D, and E. Today this prison has three correctional industries, license plate manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, and upholstery.

Vocational programs offered at Auburn Correctional Facility include building and custodial maintenance, flooring installation, drafting, electrical, masonry, general business, painting, and welding. Inmates can also receive adult basic education and GED courses, or they can take college classes offered by the College Prison Education Program at Cornell University and an associates degree program offered through Cayuga Community College.

Notable inmates

  • Abraham Greenthal, notorious pickpocket; incarcerated 1877-1884, sentence commuted by Governor Grover Cleveland on Friday, May 16, 1884.[19]
  • William Kemmler, the first person executed in the electric chair.
  • Robert Chambers, the "preppy murderer."
  • Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President William McKinley, electrocuted in Auburn on October 29, 1901.
  • Lucchese crime family mob associate Jimmy Burke.
  • Colombo crime family caporegime Joe Gallo.
  • Contract killer Donald Frankos.
  • Chester Gillette, convicted for the murder of Grace Brown, electrocuted in 1908.
  • Craig Godineaux, an accomplice in the Wendy's Massacre
  • The Post Card Killer, J. Frank Hickey.
  • Robert F. Garrow: Serial rapist/murderer; transferred to Auburn twice from Clinton Correctional Facility: 1963 while serving for a rape conviction, and 1977 while serving for second-degree murder (transferred to Fishkill Correctional Facility in 1978).
  • Austin Reed, the reputed author of the first prison memoir by an African-American.
  • Matias Reyes, serial rapist sentenced to life in prison.
  • David Sweat, Dannemora escapee.

NYSDOC - Auburn Correctional Facility - Handbook for Families of Inmates

UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Correctional Industries Furniture Manufacturing Correctional Industries License Plate Shop Correctional Industries Upholostry Education (Academic) College Programs See Description Education (Vocational) Building Maintenance Education (Vocational) Custodial Maintenance Education (Vocational) Drafting Education (Vocational) Electrical Trades Education (Vocational) Floor Covering Education (Vocational) General Business Education (Vocational) Masonry Education (Vocational) Painting & Decorating Education (Vocational) Welding Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level II Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Volunteer Services Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Alternatives for Violence Project (AVP) Volunteer Services Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Reunion Program Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Services Programs Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Visitor Hospitality Centers Resource Management Waste Management Composting Operation Special Subjects Youth Assistance Program Substance Abuse Treatment Services Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Substance Abuse Treatment Services Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) ICP UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Guidance and Counseling EEP/MT/Presumptive Release/SMT/LCTA Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Children’s Play Areas Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Service Ministerial Services Resource Management Waste Management Recycling Activities Special Subjects Art/Handicrafts and Music As Staffing Allows Special Subjects Inmate Organizations Special Subjects Recreation Special Subjects Special Events Program Temporary Release Temporary Release Programs Transitional Services Transitional Services Program UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Education (Academic) Adult Basic Education Education (Academic) High School Equivalency (HSE) Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level I Transitional Services Phase I Transitional Services Moving On Phase II Transitional Services Phase III Transitional Services Inmate Program Associate (IPA) Transitional Services Aggression Replacement Training (ART) Program Transitional Services Thinking For a Change (T4C)

Inmate Locator

NYSDOC - Auburn Correctional Facility is a facility in the New York Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

Unfortunately, as a result of the significant increase in COVID-19 infections among the incarcerated population, staff and the surrounding communities, visitation will be temporarily suspended statewide, effective December 30, 2020. Non-contact legal visits will be allowed to continue under previously announced protocols.

The Department continues to work with our phone and tablet vendor as previously announced to ensure continued access to some free calls and secure messages each week. The Department will also make (5) free stamps available to the population for general correspondence.

We will continue to monitor the infection rates and resume visitation as soon as practical. We recognize that visitation is a vital part of family reunification and therefore, we will resume it when safe to do so.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) encourages visits by family and friends, which can be a positive influence during the time a person spends in prison and after their release. Research shows that incarcerated individuals who receive regular visits adjust much better once they are released from prison when the privilege is used to maintain positive relationships.

DOCCS wants the visiting experience to be family-friendly and positive. The Department has Visitor Hospitality Centers that provide shelter and respite for visiting families and friends prior to entering the facility. Restrooms, a baby changing station, lockers for storing personal belongings, and information concerning rules and regulations pertaining to visitation, including packages for inmates, are available.

To ensure the safety of family, friends who are visiting, as well as our facilities staff and the incarcerated population, visits are subject to DOCCS rules. To help address questions you may have about visitations, DOCCS has prepared a variety of resources.

Visitation Information

NY DOC - Auburn Correctional Facility - Visitation

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Weekends and Holidays Latest Arrival Time 2:00 PM
One non-legal visit per week, Sunday through Saturday
Latest Arrival Time 2:00PM

SPECIAL HOUSING UNIT VISITING DAYS & HOURS (Inmates in SHU – 1 visit within 7 day period)
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday Weekends/Holidays Latest Arrival Time 2:00 PM SHU/Long-Term Keeplock schedule: starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday

Unlimited number of visits during visiting hours.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS PER VISIT/DAY (How many people at a visiting table at one time)
Six/Weekends; Four/Holidays Children are counted as adults. Infants are not counted.
In special circumstances, with prior approval, more than four visitors may be allowed to visit at one time.

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