Bare Hill Correctional Facility

Bare Hill Correctional Facility is a medium-security facility for male inmates that is located in Malone, New York. It is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community  Supervision and can house approximately 1,700 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Bare Hill Correctional Facility are from 7:30AM to 3:00PM on weekends and holidays only. Latest Arrival Time for visitors is 2:00PM.

Inmates with the last number of DIN 0-4 are allowed visits on Saturday & inmates with the last number of DIN 5- 9 visit on Sunday. This rotates every weekend. NOTE: Visits on holidays are not held to this schedule.

Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours (Inmates in SHU custody are allowed one non-legal visit within a seven day period): 7:30AM to 3:00PM Weekends and Holidays; Latest arrival time 2:00PM.

SHU/Long Term Keeplock schedule: Sunday through Saturday

A maximum of three adults and one small child are allowed to visit at one time.

For more visiting information, click here.

Visitor Checklist

The following is a checklist to ensure you are prepared for the visit:

  • Confirm that the offender has not been transferred and has visitation privileges.
  • Bring valid photo identification.
  • If you have made special arrangements with the facility, call before leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place.
  • Check clothing and jewelry for compliance with visiting regulations.
  • If you are bringing a child and you are not the legal guardian or parent, be sure you have a notarized statement from the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items and be sure to remove these items before entering correctional facility grounds. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • implements of escape
    • drug paraphernalia
    • intoxicants
    • poisons
    • items posing a danger to others
    • weapons, such as knives, scissors, or firearms
    • items used to show a gang affiliation
  • Arrive on the designated day during proper visiting hours.
  • Leave purses, wallets, and electronic devices in the glove compartment or in the trunk of your car. Be sure to lock your car!
  • Do not leave minor children waiting in the car or your visit will be ended.
  • Do not have any contraband on you when you enter the facility.
  • Treat correctional staff with respect.
  • Do not bring anything into the visiting room to give to the offender. Offenders are not permitted to take anything from the visiting area.

Physical Address

Bare Hill Correctional Facility
181 Brand Rd.
Malone, New York 12953-0020

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/x8SdGP9uCkSYj7VF8

General Phone Number

​(518) 483-8411

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Bare Hill Correctional Facility
Caller Box #20
Malone, New York 12953-0020

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Bare Hill Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New York, please click here.

How to Send Money

Visitors can leave cash, money orders and checks in the conventional visitor deposit lockbox located at Bare Hill Correctional Facility. DOCCS has also contracted with JPay to offer five additional ways for family and friends to deposit funds:

Online
Log into JPay to deposit money using your credit or debit card.
JPAY

Mobile App
Make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app.
APP STORE
GOOGLE PLAY

Phone
Make deposits using a credit card by calling 1-800-574-5729.

MoneyGram
Make deposits using cash at MoneyGram locations using Receive Code 1317.

Mail In
With a check or money order utilizing a JPay deposit slip mailed to the JPay Lockbox:
JPay
PO Box 531190
Miami, Florida 33153

Deposit Slip: ENGLISH ESPANOL

Programs For Inmates

DOCCS offers an extensive array of programs and services for incarcerated individuals to assist them in redirecting their lives and becoming productive, law-abiding members of society.

Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education Program provides individualized instruction. This is provided to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals who have reading and math scores below the sixth grade level on the Department's selected standardized test in reading, mathematics, and language arts in the context of real life adult problems and situations.

The goal of this program is to provide individuals with skills or competencies necessary to function successfully in contemporary society and to enable the participant to function at the sixth grade reading and mathematics level.

Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

A cognitive behavioral intervention program designed to assist individuals in improving social skills, moral reasoning, coping with and reducing aggressive behavior through the use of self regulating exercises and mindfulness.

ART consists of three coordinated interventions: anger control training, structured learning, and moral reasoning. The program consists of five modules with 32 sessions.

Participants will learn to understand what causes them to feel angry and act aggressively, as well as techniques to reduce anger/aggressive behavior, self-regulate to stop "automatic" aggression, and to build skills that help make better choices.

Individuals who are assessed as having the need for ART are assigned to the program by the facility Program Committee.

Building Maintenance

The Building Maintenance program provides students with fundamental skills required to make minor repairs in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and weatherization. This course prepares the student with entry-level skills as a building superintendent.

This program is self-paced individualized instruction to assist students in developing competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

North County Community College Associate's Degree

On-site college level credit-bearing courses for incarcerated individuals who possess a verified high school equivalency or high school diploma.

The goal of college programs is to enable incarcerated individuals to continue education beyond high school and work toward earning a college certificate or degree. A high school diploma or HSE is required.

Computer Information Technology Support

Students in the Computer Information Technology Support Program learn computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.

The goal of this program is to provide the student with entry level skills as a Computer User Support Specialist. This is self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules. 

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification from Certiport; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel, PowerPoint, and word processing from Certiport; and Help Desk Certification from Computer Visions, Inc. are available.

Custodial Maintenance

The Custodial Maintenance Course emphasizes custodial services, including floor care, carpet and fabric care, upholstery care, window care, restroom care, and the safe use and operation of power cleaning equipment and sanitation chemicals.

The goal of this course is to provide students with competencies in entry level skills in commercial, institutional and industrial cleaning and maintenance. This is self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Basic and Advanced Custodial Technician certifications, NCCER core training program certification, and New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship program are also available.

Electrical Trades

This course provides instruction in basic electricity with emphasis on installing and servicing of all types of residential and commercial wiring systems. Skills taught include code interpretation, installation and servicing of circuits and controls, use of testing equipment, reading of architectural drawings and wiring schematics.

The goal of the Electrical Trades course is to provide students with entry level skills as an apprentice or electrician's helper. This is self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

The New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Electrical certification training program are also available.

Floor Covering

The Floor Covering Course covers the installation of most floor covering materials including types of carpeting, floor tile, sheet goods, wall tile, and quarry slate. Students learn layout and measurement, floor preparation, maintenance and repair, and job estimation.

The goal of this course is to provide students with entry level skills which will enable them to be employed as a Floor Covering Mechanic. It offers self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills.

A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Core Certification Training Program are available.

General Business

The General Business course provides students with instruction on using computers, calculators, and printers. Students become familiar with software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and desktop publishing. In addition, instruction is offered in filing, mailing procedures, bookkeeping, and business correspondence.

The goal of the course is to prepare students to work in a business office. It provides self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification from Certiport and Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in Excel, PowerPoint and word processing from Certiport are available.

Horticulture

Horticulture refers to the production, care, management and marketing of plants such as flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs and turf. Training includes instruction and practice in techniques and methods of plant propagation, transplanting, pruning, cultivation, fertilization, and greenhouse production, as well as plant identification and insect control.

Students learn basic landscape design through the use of brick, stone and wood in the construction of walks, walls and fences as well as the construction of new lawns, mowing, fertilization, and insect and disease control. Instruction is given in operating various horticulture hand and power equipment, such as mowers, tractors, rototillers, and other garden tools.

The goal of the Horticulture course is to provide a student with entry level skills to be employable as Horticulturist or Groundskeeper. It offers self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.

Incarcerated Veterans

The Incarcerated Veterans Program is designed to address the readjustment and reentry needs of veterans returning to society following a period of incarceration. 

Level I

All correctional facilities provide Level I services ensuring that veterans obtain a copy of their DD214 Military Discharge papers and that appropriate referrals are made through the Veterans Administration (VA) for ongoing treatment, vocational training, education, housing, and employment when the veteran is released from incarceration. 

Level II

In addition to the Level 1 services provided, Bare Hill is a Level II facility that also has a Veterans Inmate Organization or a Veterans Educational Group that meets on a regular basis providing education, camaraderie and support to each other. There is often a community group involved, such as an American Legion or a VFW Post. They often hold a Veterans’ Day Recognition Ceremony and Banquet to honor their service to their country.

Masonry

Students in masonry are taught the fundamentals of wall construction, mixing mortar, learning to work with brick, cinderblock, cement blocks, and concrete. Students must also learn blueprint reading and trade mathematics.

The goal of the Mason Shop course is to provide students with entry-level skills as a bricklayer or a mason. Self-paced individualized instruction is provided to develop student competencies in entry-level skills as defined by modules.

New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Masonry Certification Training Program are available.

Small Engine Repair

The Small Engine Repair course provides training in the repair and maintenance of lawn and garden equipment, recreational vehicles and motorcycles. Students learn troubleshooting, including testing, diagnosis and repair. Skills taught include major engine overhaul, ignition testing and servicing, fuel system servicing and repair, mower blade replacement and servicing, power drive and transmitting systems, and understanding schematics and specifications.

The goal of the Small Engine Repair course is to provide students with entry-level skills as a small engine repairman.

This is a New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program.

Welding

Students are taught various techniques of arc, oxyacetylene, tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metallic inert gas (MIG) welding and cutting. They learn control of equipment in the various positions of welding, as well as many types of joints, beads, welds, and braces. This course includes blueprint reading and working from layouts and diagrams.

The goal of the Welding Course is to develop students' entry level skills as a welder. A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Welding Certification Training Program are available.

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