Washington Correctional Facility – New York

Know someone locked up at Washington Correctional Facility?  Washington Correctional Facility is a state correctional institution in the New York state prison system.  This guide tells you all about everything you might want to know about Washington Correctional Facility:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Washington Correctional Facility
Type: Male
State: New York
County: Washington County
DOC: New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Washington Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Washington Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Washington Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate to learn how to correctly write the address, and use the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the appropriate protocol, the package or letter could not get to the inmate.

Washington Correctional Facility
72 Lock Eleven Lane P.O. Box 180
Comstock NY, 12821-0180

Street Address / Prison Location


Washington Correctional Facility
72 Lock Eleven Lane P.O. Box 180
Comstock NY, 12821-0180

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (518) 639-4486

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings on this page if you are going to visit a prisoner.

Washington Correctional Facility
72 Lock Eleven Lane P.O. Box 180
Comstock NY, 12821-0180


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are cases when it may be helpful to know the phone number to the prison.
(518) 639-4486

Washington Correctional Facility inmates are able to make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Washington Correctional Facility inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for the prison. You cannot email individuals using this email. If you want to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that are necessary to follow when mailing a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t then what you sent might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards open and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or watch problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you need to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Washington Correctional Facility:

Washington Correctional Facility
72 Lock Eleven Lane P.O. Box 180
Comstock NY, 12821-0180

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank account for inmate funds and for buying items not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money through the mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the directions shows below:

The deposit have to be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have valid prisoner information but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to various prisons throughout New York, so you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other New York state prisons: New York State Prisons

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Washington Correctional Facility, you must know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each New York state prison has their own policies for inmate visitation and these policies are changed often. The policies listed here may be different now, so you should also read Washington Correctional Facility’s official website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log when they enter the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is OK.

For everything listed below, read the actual prison facility site as this info changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Washington Correctional Facility records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Washington Correctional Facility death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about New York parole process coming soon.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about release procedures for Washington Correctional Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Washington Correctional Facility coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Washington Correctional Facility news section to be added later.


A Washington Correctional Facility photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Washington Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Washington Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Washington Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Washington Correctional Facility Jobs

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The official website: Washington Correctional Facility Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to tell your story

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Family Resources

Section about family resources coming soon.


Washington Correctional Facility history coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Washington Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other New York State Prisons: New York State Prisons

Washington Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Washington Correctional Facility Website
Washington Correctional Facility Jobs

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Links

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Main Website
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Prison Directory
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Prison Map
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Prison Jobs
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Prison Inmate Search
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Most Wanted

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a New York State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to New York State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to New York State Prison Inmates
New York State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Washington Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time in Washington Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate here, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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  1. MeMe says:

    I’ve written 34 letters to an inmate…I’ve addressed the envelopes EXACTLY how it is shown above & my return of address. He has only received ONE in 2 months. I’ve written IN each and every single letter, my number & that the money is on the phone & instructions to contact his counselors to place my number on the call out list. Please if there might possibly be a way to find out where ALL 34 letters have gone…PLEASE?!
    . Thank you for reading,
    . Best Friend

  2. Carolyn F says:

    Washington state correctional facility is the worst they beat up my son everyday really bad threaten to kill him put him in a garbage can, like what kind of people work here. I complain all the time they are not helping me at all. This is horrible theses sergeants and c/os are getting away with this everyday. I cant send packages . They took all his privileges away. Iam scared that my son will get killed in there, and the sad thing is these people will get away with it. Every night I am crying, I have headaches and no one will assure that this will stop. all the guards are nasty and very disrespectful. The whole prison is just an awful disgrace

  3. Debra V. says:

    I to have every same issue. The officers steal from our loved ones, they beat them, and take phone privileges away so we can’t do anything. They’ll find a lame excuse as to why and go with it. Contact the Governor directly. He will make changes he will investigate as well as the state police. Make sure even if they don’t do anything or you think they won’t leave a paper trail, a phone trail that you can obtain from the phone company you’re using to complain. Call the counselor record every call. Call Albany call everyone. Write email all of it every bit of it. Ask questions when you’re able to speak to your son about names dates why his privileges were revoked and for how long. Believe me, they will begin to leave him alone. I’m in the process not to mention everything I just said, will help you and him further down the line of a major law suit.

  4. Amanda says:

    My son was recently in this horrible facility thank god there was a mess up and he got moved to a máx with his own cell. However it wasnt the inmates that were the issue it was the corrupt COs and the abuse. They are violating civil rights not to mention sexual harrassment. An inmate is there to do their time and under NO circumstances should have to endure abuse of any kind no matter what Thats someones son, brother, spouse etc. I really want to do something about this because im sure it will continue and its Wrong!!!!!!!! If anyone knows what steps i can take please advise me. Thank you

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