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NYSDOC - Fishkill Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: December 20, 2020
18 Strack Dr, Beacon, NY 12508-0307
Mailing Address
271 Matteawan Rd, Beacon, NY 12508-0307

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

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NYSDOC - Fishkill 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: 845-831-4800

The inmates housed at Fishkill Correctional Facility located at 18 Strack Dr in Beacon, 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.

Fishkill Correctional Facility is a multi-security level prison in New York, United States. The prison is located in both the Town of Fishkill and the City of Beacon in Dutchess County. Fishkill was constructed in 1896. It began as the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

As a minimum security facility, it houses both inmates that work outside the facility on behalf of the prison and inmates that are in the work release temporary release program. As a medium security facility, it houses general population and Office of Mental Health inmates. As a maximum security facility, it houses inmates under disciplinary segregation in the S-Block Special Housing Unit. Fishkill CF also houses the Regional Medical Unit for Southern New York's prisons.

In 1998, a maximum security S-Block Special Housing Unit was added to the facility to hold 200 maximum security inmates that are under disciplinary segregation

Fishkill houses approximately 1,800 inmates, operates as the Regional Medical Unit for southern New York's prisons and offers a wide range of educational programs including Pre-General Equivalency Diploma (Pre-GED), General Equivalency Diploma (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts through the Bard Prison Initiative, Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management through a partnership between Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison and Nyack College. Available is the only Commercial Arts Program in a New York State prison. The facility also provides Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT), Sex Offender Treatment, and various vocational programs.

The facility also houses the Fishkill Specialty Steel division of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's Corcraft Industries. Fishkill Specialty Steel gives inmate real-world experience in welding and metal fabrication. The programs produce custom sheet metal products, classroom desks and various other items made from steel that is used in schools across the state, prisons, mental health facilities, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Department of Sanitation.

Fishkill is one of six prisons that incorporate the Puppies Behind Bars program. Prison inmates raise puppies to be guide dogs for the blind, disabled children and adults, and fully trained service dogs for wounded soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Oprah Winfrey filmed a segment at Fishkill Correctional Facility on the prison's Puppies Behind Bars program.

The Corcraft program is a program that employs inmates to manufacture beds, chairs and computer furniture for sale to state and local governments. They also fabricate to-order heavy gauge specialty items such as security doors and windows for correctional and psychiatric institutions.

NYSDOC - Fishkill Correctional Facility - Handbook for Families of Inmates

UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Correctional Industries Metal Furniture Manufacturing Correctional Industries Metal Shop Education (Academic) College Programs Education (Academic) Rising Hope, Inc. Program in Ministry and Human Services Education (Vocational) Building Maintenance Education (Vocational) Commercial Arts Education (Vocational) Computer Operator RMU Education (Vocational) Electrical Trades Education (Vocational) Floor Covering Education (Vocational) General Business Education (Vocational) Horticulture Education (Vocational) Painting & Decorating Education (Vocational) Puppies Behind Bars Education (Vocational) Small Engine Repair Guidance and Counseling Sex Offender Counseling & Treatment Program (SOCTP) RMU Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level II Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Reunion Program Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Services Programs Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Visitor Hospitality Centers Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Rehabilitation Through Tghe Arts Volunteer Services Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Volunteer Services Office of Cultural and Language Access Services Compadre Helper Program Resource Management Waste Management Composting Operation Special Subjects Youth Assistance Program Substance Abuse Treatment Services Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) GP, RMU, LTC, CIU Substance Abuse Treatment Services Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) ICP Substance Abuse Treatment Services Special Housing Unit (SHU) Pre-treatment Workbook Program Transitional Services Network Program UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Guidance and Counseling EEP/MT/Presumptive Release/SMT/LCTA Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Children’s Play Areas See Description Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Service Ministerial Services See Description 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 See Description


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)

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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

NYSDOC - Fishkill Correctional Facility - Visitation

8:20 AM-3:00 PM Weekends and Holidays - Latest Arrival Time 2:15 PM
RMU 8:30AM to 2:00PM Weekends and Holidays for non-ambulatory inmates. Latest Arrival Time 1:00PM

SPECIAL HOUSING UNIT VISITING DAYS & HOURS (Inmates in SHU – 1 visit within 7 day period)
RMU 8:30AM to 2:00PM Weekends and Holidays Latest Arrival Time 1:00PM
SHU 5:00PM to 9:00PM Saturdays Only
PIMS Level 1,2 5:00PM to 9:00PM Saturdays Only
PIMS Level 3 5:00PM to 9:00PM Saturdays 10:00AM to 2:00PM Sundays
SHU/Long-term Keeplock schedule begins on a Saturday and ends on a Friday

Three adults, no children/Two adults with children/Children under 16 do not count toward two visit limit

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS PER VISIT/DAY (How many people at a visiting table at one time)
Three adults, unlimited number of children under 18 years of age/ Unlimited. Can request extra visitors under special circumstances (out of state visitors, etc.)

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