NYSDOC - Sullivan Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: February 15, 2024
325 Riverside Dr, Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116

Sullivan Correctional Facility is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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You can support your loved ones at Sullivan Correctional Facility on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 845-434-2080.

Located at 325 Riverside Dr in Fallsburg, NY, Sullivan Correctional Facility carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Sullivan Correctional Facility offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on NYSDOC - Sullivan Correctional Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Sullivan Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison for male inmates is overseen by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Situated on an 850-acre tract of land, it shares its location with Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison. Funding for Sullivan was allocated following the loss of Rikers Island as a state facility in 1980, with construction completed by 1985 on a sharp upslope overlooking the Neversink River valley.

Access roads to the prison were built after the NYSDOC purchased the Lebowitz Pine View Hotel property in 1983. Initially, the hotel buildings served as an annex for Woodbourne facility prisoners until the completion of Sullivan. This annex operated as a minimum-security extension of Sullivan until its closure in 2010.

Sullivan houses approximately 560 to 580 inmates in four pods arranged in a circular layout, with 86% of them incarcerated for violent felonies and 60% serving life sentences. Notable inmates who have been housed at Sullivan include David Berkowitz, known as the "Son of Sam" serial killer, Nicholas Brooks, Robert Chambers (the "Preppie Killer"), Ronald DeFeo, Jr. (whose crimes inspired The Amityville Horror), Abraham Hirschfeld, Larme Price, and Arthur Shawcross, also known as the Genesee River Killer.

Inmate Locator

Sullivan Correctional Facility maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Visitation information effective 01/02/2024

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Visiting Days: Daily (including weekends and holidays)

Visiting Hours: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Latest arrival time 2:00PM)

Special Housing Unit, CAR and Diversion Visiting Days & Hours: Incarcerated individuals in SHU, CAR and Diversion are allowed one non-legal visit within a seven (7) day period during regular visitation hours and days. Each week begins on a Monday and ends on a Sunday.

Visitation Schedule: Visitation is open daily to all incarcerated individuals on a first come, first served basis.

Maximum Number of Visits per Day: One (1) visit per day

Maximum Number of Visitors per Visit: Three (3) visitors and one (1) child under the age of five (5) will be allowed to visit. The child must sit on an adult’s lap.

Visiting Room Overcrowding Policy: In the event that space considerations require termination of visits, the following procedure will be followed:

1) Request voluntary termination from any visitor first.

2) If no volunteers, those visitors who arrived first will be asked to leave.

Special Considerations:

  • Two (2) hour maximum visit only if someone is waiting in the processing area.

For additional visitation information, please visit the DOCCS Visitors Page

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