Greene Correctional Facility

Greene Correctional Facility is a medium-security facility for male inmates that is located in Coxsackie, New York. It is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and can house approximately 1,800 inmates. 

The general population at Greene Correctional Facility are housed in open dormitories. There is also a 200-bed isolation unit called S-Block, and a 15-bed segregation unit for difficult inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for the general population at Greene Correctional Facility are between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM on weekends and holidays. The latest time you can arrive for a visit for the morning session is 12:30 PM. For the evening session, you must arrive by 7:30 PM. During a holiday week, there is no Sunday evening visiting session.

Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours (Inmates in SHU custody are allowed one non-legal visit within a seven day period): 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday, and the Latest Arrival Time is 8:30 PM.

PIMS Level 3 has visits from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, and the Latest Arrival Time is 7:30 PM. 

Inmates are allowed one visit per day and a maximum of three visitors per visit. Children under the age of five are not counted towards the number of visitors. For more detailed visiting information, click here.

Visit Checklist

This visit checklist helps you to prepare for your visit with an inmate:

  • 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 the dress code.
  • 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.
  • 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 your inmate. They are not allowed to take anything from the visiting area.

Physical Address

Greene Correctional Facility
165 Plank Road
Coxsackie, New York 12051-0008

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(518) 731-2741

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Greene Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 975
Coxsackie, New York 12051-0975

You may include personal letters and photographs in your correspondence. However, you are not allowed to send nude photographs, Polaroid photos, postage stamps, or letters from other people, except children.

The limit per envelope is five pages of printed or photocopied materials. An individual newspaper clipping is considered to be one page. Do not tape, glue, or paste clipping or pages together or to other pages.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Greene Correctional Facility, 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

When you visit Greene Correctional Facility, you can leave cash, money orders, and checks in the visitor deposit lockbox. JPay also offers five ways for family and friends to send money to an inmate:

  • Online: Log into JPay to deposit money using your credit or debit card.
  • Mobile App: You can make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app at the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY
  • Phone: Credit and debit card deposits can be made by calling 1-800-574-5729.
  • US Mail: Mail a check or money order with a JPay deposit slip to the JPay Lockbox:
    PO Box 531190
    Miami, Florida 33153
    Deposit slip: ENGLISH ESPANOL

Programs For Inmates

Greene Correctional Facility offers a variety of programs and services for inmates, and there are also industries on the grounds that employ inmates.

Adult Basic Education

This course is for inmates who score 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.

Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

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


The Barbering course covers the basic services provided by the barber trade. The student studies hair cutting, shaving, massaging, facials, scalp treatments, and styling.

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.


The Carpentry program covers many skills, ranging from framing walls, hanging doors, insulating, and installing sheetrock and exterior trim to laying floors. The course also involves reading blueprints and understanding building codes and weatherization.

College Program

In addition to the New York Theological Seminary's Masters of Professional Studies Program, Greene offers the opportunity to earn college credits towards a Bachelor’s Degree from Siena College and Columbia Greene Community College.

Commercial Arts

Students in Commercial Arts are taught lettering, illustration, and design principles used to prepare commercial artwork. Specifically, they learn to prepare paste-ups and mechanicals for various methods of reproduction in graphic arts.

Community Lifestyles

The Community Lifestyles Program is an open-ended residential therapeutic program providing a structured dormitory program that supports the essential correctional goals of order and safety.

Program goals include:

  • establishing housing unit teams of Correction Officers and Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators assigned to the housing unit.
  • facility wide interdisciplinary team approach that assists behavioral monitoring and change.
  • improving communication and collaboration among staff.

There is daily progress evaluation of both individual and community participation, as well as participation in all applicable programs and activities.

Computer Operator

This course introduces students to the hardware and software components of computers. The main focus of the program is the operation of software, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.

Computer Repair

Students in the Computer Repair program learn to build and repair personal computers. Basic electronics, computer hardware, computer software peripherals are covered in this program.

The goal of this program is to provide students with entry level skills as a computer repair technician.

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.

Earned Eligibility / Merit Time / Presumptive Release / Supplemental Merit Time / Limited Credit Time Allowance Programs

The concept of Earned Eligibility is based upon the premise that incarcerated individuals successfully participating in assigned programs will be more likely to make a successful transition to their family and the community upon release. 

Incarcerated individuals granted Certificates of Earned Eligibility prior to their Parole Board appearance are granted release at the expiration of their minimum sentence or as authorized under the Shock Incarceration Program unless the Board of Parole determines their release is not compatible with the welfare of society.

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.

Family Reunion Program

Provides approved incarcerated individuals and their families the opportunity to meet for a designated period of time in a private home-like setting.

The goals of the program include:

  • Preserving and strengthening family ties that have been disrupted as a result of incarceration.
  • Fostering positive and responsible conduct.
  • Facilitating post-release reintegration into the family and community, thereby reducing the likelihood of recidivism.

Furniture Manufacturing

The Wood Furniture Shop consists of machine operation, clean-up operation of mechanical equipment, and the assembly and finishing of furniture. The shop can prepare the program participant for entry level into many factory type operations involved in furniture and wood products fabrication and finishing.


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.

Incarcerated Veterans Program

Designed to address the readjustment and reentry needs of veterans returning home after incarceration.


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.

Painting and Decorating

Students in this program learn techniques of paint application to both interior and exterior surfaces. Skills taught relate to preparation of the surface, and application of stains, clear finishes and pigmented paint. Students learn techniques of wallpapering and wood refinishing. Instruction is given in safety procedures in handling paints, ladders, and scaffolding.


The Printing Course is an extensive program teaching a variety of techniques ranging from bookbinding, typesetting, and lithography (offset press work). The goal of this course is to provide students with entry level skills that will enable them to secure employment in the printing trade.

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.

Special Education

The Special Education Program provides intensive one-on-one and small group instruction to students under 21 years of age identified as having a disability. The goal of this program is to tailor learning activities to the diagnosed needs of students with a disability to enable them to achieve learning objectives and, where appropriate, to successfully participate in the regular academic program.

Telephone Customer Service

The Telephone Customer Service program provides the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with routine responses to inquiries on motor vehicle matters by the general public. Agents are trained to provide policy, procedural and logistical information on a range of routine issues, such as vehicle registration, licensing, and related matters.

Title I Program

Title I is a federally funded remedial education program for incarcerated individuals ages 21 and under that provides instruction in basic education skills to supplement their regular ABE, HSE, or Occupational Training program.

Upholstery Shop

The Upholstery Shop produces new upholstery products and utilizes tailoring trades learned and developed in vocational instruction courses.

Participants are provided an opportunity to acquire job skills and acceptable work habits by working in a production oriented environment, operating equipment, and meeting production schedules and quality standards. 

Waste Management

The Waste Management Program provides recycling and organic waste diversion and avoided cost services for the Department and selected municipalities. The program employs up to 1100 incarcerated individuals at various levels in New York facilities and regional recycling processing centers. Food Waste composting operations are located throughout the state and generally outside facility security perimeters.

Youth Assistance Program

The Youth Assistance Program is specifically designed to provide positive guidance and direction to at-risk youth in the surrounding community from becoming involved in illegal activities or committing crimes which may lead to the criminal justice system.

The program includes presentations by selected facilitators who are incarcerated. They discuss the circumstances and behaviors that led to their incarceration and the consequences of life in prison. 

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Careers at Greene Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and would like to work at the Greene Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.