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NYSDOC - Great Meadow Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: April 25, 2021
Address
11739 State Route 22, Comstock, NY 12821-0051
County
Washington
Phone
518-639-5516

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

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NYSDOC - Great Meadow 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: 518-639-5516

The inmates housed at Great Meadow Correctional Facility located at 11739 State Route 22 in Comstock, 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.

Great Meadow Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison in Comstock, a hamlet right outside of Fort Ann, in Washington County, New York, with a daily population of about 1,800 inmates. When Great Meadow opened in 1911 it was the fourth prison for adult males constructed in the state of New York.

When Great Meadow first opened it was home to mostly first time offenders, and therefore it did not need a wall for many years. But as inmate population grew Great Meadows Correctional Facility started receiving second- and third-time offenders from other New York prisons such as Sing Sing and Clinton. Still, without a good wall, many inmates could not be sent to Great Meadow Correctional Facility. In 1924 construction of a 3,000-foot wall began. Four years later, the inmates had successfully finished walling themselves in. The wall encloses just over twenty-one acres. With the completion of building this wall, Great Meadow became a maximum-security facility.

Great Meadow CF offers inmates participation in the Correctional Industries program working in metal furniture manufacturing, and manufacturing cleaning and personal care products.

Inmates must have their GED-equivalent of they are enrolled in classes to complete their degree. Adult basic education courses are available to inmates who require educational advancement.

Vocational classes taught at this facility include computers, building/custodial maintenance, culinary arts, flooring, electrical, masonry, printing, small engine repair, and welding. Inmates who require it may receive on-site sex offender treatment and counseling. Alcohol and substance abuse treatment is also available.

This facility has a dedicated mental health unit, for inmates who are suffering from mental disorders, and segregation unit for inmates who have safety or security concerns.

NYSDOC - Great Meadow Correctional Facility - Handbook for Families of Inmates

UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Correctional Industries Cleaning and Personal Care Products Manufacturing Correctional Industries Metal Furniture Manufacturing Education (Academic) Special Education Program Education (Vocational) Building Maintenance Education (Vocational) Computer Operator Education (Vocational) Custodial Maintenance Education (Vocational) Electrical Trades Education (Vocational) Floor Covering Education (Vocational) Culinary Arts Education (Vocational) Masonry Education (Vocational) Printing Education (Vocational) Small Engine Repair Education (Vocational) Welding Guidance and Counseling Sex Offender Counseling & Treatment Program (SOCTP) GP Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Reunion Program 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 Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) BHU Phase I, ICP

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

ALL GENERAL CONFINEMENT FACILITIES

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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NYSDOC - Great Meadow 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.

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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 - Great Meadow Correctional Facility - Visitation

VISITING DAYS & HOURS
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday to Friday
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Weekends and Holidays

SPECIAL HOUSING UNIT VISITING DAYS & HOURS (Inmates in SHU – 1 visit within 7 day period)
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday to Tuesday

NUMBER OF ALLOWABLE VISITS
Unlimited number of visits during visiting hours.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS PER VISIT/DAY (How many people at a visiting table at one time)
Three adults/Three lap children/Unlimited Monday to Friday; Two adults & One lap child/Unlimited Weekends

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