NYSDOC - Collins Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: May 06, 2021
Middle Road, Collins, NY 14034-0490
Mailing Address
PO Box 340, Collins, NY 14034-0340

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

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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NYSDOC - Collins 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: 716-532-4588

The inmates housed at Collins Correctional Facility located at Middle Road in Collins, 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.

Collins Correctional Facility is a medium security prison in Collins, New York in the United States. The prison is located in the south part of Erie County in the Town of Collins. It is co-located with the Gowanda Correctional Facility, another medium security prison. Both prisons are located north of Village of Gowanda at the southern end of Erie County.

The grounds and buildings of both the Gowanda Correctional Facility and the Collins Correctional Facility, therefore, were formerly the Gowanda Psychiatric Center. In 1982, 40% of the original 500 acres of the Gowanda Psychiatric Center was utilized for the Collins Correctional Facility. The Gowanda Correctional Facility was built using the remaining acreage and opened its doors in 1994. The two prisons are separated by a fence and are administered independently. Collins Correctional Facility houses 1,700 inmates.

Collins is unusual in that it contains two separate sections, with two mess halls, two medical facilities, two libraries, etc. They are separated by a road, with no secure passageway from one section to the other. Prisoners being transferred from one section to the other are manacled as with any trip outside prison walls. Transfers are frequent, several times a day. All inmate arrivals and departures take place from the north section.

The prison also contains a security housing unit, also known as a SHU, for inmates who assault staff or other inmates and for those who disobey the prison rules.

NYSDOC - Collins Correctional Facility - Handbook for Families of Inmates

UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Education (Vocational) Building Maintenance Education (Vocational) Custodial Maintenance Education (Vocational) Electrical Trades Education (Vocational) Floor covering Education (Vocational) Culinary Arts Education (Vocational) Plumbing and Heating Education (Vocational) Small Engine Repair Education (Vocational) Painting & Decorating Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level II Guidance and Counseling Sex Offender Counseling & Treatment Program (SOCTP) GP, PC Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Volunteer Services Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Reunion Program Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Services Programs Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Visitor Hospitality Centers Special Subjects Youth Assistance Program Substance Abuse Treatment Services Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Substance Abuse Treatment Services Special Housing Unit (SHU) Pre-Treatment Workbook Program

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 - Collins 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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Visitation Information

NYSDOC - Collins Correctional Facility - Visitation

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Weekends and Holidays - Latest Arrival Time 2:30 PM

SPECIAL HOUSING UNIT VISITING DAYS & HOURS (Inmates in SHU – 1 visit within 7 day period)
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Sunday through Saturday Latest arrival 8:00 PM
S-Block 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday and Sunday Latest Arrival Time 8:00 PM
SHU/Long-term Keeplock schedule: Saturday to Friday
PIMS Level 1 & 2, one visit per week, Saturday only
PIMS Level 3, Saturday visit and eligible for second visit 5:00PM-9: 00 PM Sundays

Unlimited number of visits during visiting hours.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS PER VISIT/DAY (How many people at a visiting table at one time)

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