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NYSDOC - Upstate Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: March 22, 2022
Address
309 Bare Hill Rd, Malone, NY 12953
County
Franklin
Phone
518-483-6997
Mailing Address
PO Box 2001, Malone, NY 12953

Upstate 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 - Upstate 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: 518-483-6997

The inmates housed at Upstate Correctional Facility located at 309 Bare Hill Rd in Malone, 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.

Upstate Correctional Facility is a maximum security state prison for men in Franklin County, New York, United States. The prison, in the Town of Malone, was the first New York State prison built as a supermax.

Upstate C.F. was established in 1998 to house special prisoners with a history of assaultive behavior. Programs available to the prisoners are based on the acceptance of the established rules and other behavior indicating a degree of social conformity. Approximately 350 corrections officers, aided by more than 1000 remote cameras, supervise about 1300 prisoners.

Upstate is also a cadre facility. Cadre is the name of the program in which inmates are brought in to work around the prison grounds. The Cadre program holds approximately 300 inmates. The other 1000 inmates are in the SHU, special housing unit. The SHU is more commonly known as the box.

The prison, two stories tall, was initially designed with having two prisoners in one cell. The prison cells were pre-fabricated and brought to the prison construction site for assembly into the building. The prison was to have 800 security cameras. The prison cells are by 8.5 feet by 14 feet and have Plexiglas windows. The cells are larger than others in the New York state prison system.

NYSDOC - Upstate Correctional Facility - Handbook for Families of Inmates

UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Education (Academic) Special Education Program Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Family Services Programs Substance Abuse Treatment Services Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) SHU and Cadre 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 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)

Inmate Locator

NYSDOC - Upstate 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

NYSDOC - Upstate Correctional Facility - Visitation

VISITING DAYS & HOURS
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Weekends and Holidays - Latest Arrival Time 2:00 PM.

SPECIAL HOUSING UNIT VISITING DAYS & HOURS (Inmates in SHU – 1 visit within 7 day period)
9:00AM to 3:00PM Weekends and Holidays - Latest Arrival Time
2:30PM SHU/Long Term Keeplock Schedule: Sunday through Saturday

NUMBER OF ALLOWABLE VISITS
Unlimited number of visits during visiting hours.
PIMS Level 3, two non-legal visits per week

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS PER VISIT/DAY (How many people at a visiting table at one time)
Four/Unlimited
SHU: Four/Determined by the number of people who show up for the one visit.

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