Woodbourne Correctional Facility

Woodbourne Correctional Facility is a maximum-security prison for male inmates that is located in Woodbourne, New York. This facility can house approximately 850 inmates, and it is located next to the Sullivan Correctional Facility. It is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 

Inmates at Woodbourne Correctional Facility are housed in both open dormitories and cell blocks. It features a transition center for inmates who have been reclassified from maximum security to medium security.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Woodbourne Correctional Facility are on weekends and holidays from 8:15 AM to 2:45 PM. You must arrive no later than 2:15 PM to visit with your inmate.

Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours (Inmates in SHU custody are allowed one non-legal visit within a seven day period): 8:15 AM-2:45 PM Weekends & Holidays. Latest arrival time 2:15 PM. Weekly Schedule is Monday through Sunday.

A maximum of three adult visitors are allowed to visit with an inmate at one time. There is a maximum of four children allowed under the age of 17. For more detailed visiting information, click here.

Visitor Checklist

To make sure you are prepared for your visit, please look over the following checklist:

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Leave purses, wallets, and electronic devices in the glove compartment or in the trunk of your car. 

Dress Code

The dress code requires visitors to wear complete modest attire with appropriate undergarments and comfortable footwear (bare feet are not allowed). Inappropriate clothing will result in you being denied your visit.

Please be sure to understand the dress code for visitors. It will help to have a change of clothing with you if you have any reservations about the clothes you are wearing.

Physical Address

Woodbourne Correctional Facility
99 Prison Road
Woodbourne, NY 12788

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/YxYAxfy3aYkaUcyg8

General Phone Number

​​​(845) 434-7730

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Woodbourne Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1000
Woodbourne, NY 12788-1000

You may include personal letters (a maximum of five pages per envelope) and photographs in your inmate correspondence. However, you are not allowed to send: nude photographs, Polaroid photos, postage stamps, and letters from other people, except children.

Inmates are allowed two food packages per month. You can also send packages containing non-food items like clothing and tobacco. For package guidelines, please review the list of allowable items.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours to make 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 visitor deposit lockbox located at Woodbourne Correctional Facility. In addition, DOCCS has contracted with JPay to offer additional ways for family and friends to deposit money.

Online and Mobile App
Log into the JPAY website to deposit money using your credit or debit card or make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app at the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.

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

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

A check or money order utilizing a JPay deposit slip can be mailed to the JPay Lockbox:
PO Box 531190
Miami, Florida 33153


Programs For Inmates

The inmate programs at Woodbourne Correctional Facility include:

Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education Program 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.

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating

Students are instructed in the installation of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating units following blueprints and specifications, as well as diagnosis and repair of defective parts.  Extensive practice is provided in soldering, pipe cutting, and threading.

This course provides the student entry level skills as an air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating mechanic and/or repairman. The opportunity to obtain an Environmental Protection Agency safe handler license for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is available.

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.

College Program

Woodbourne offers the Bard Prison Initiative Associate's Degree Program.

Compadre Helper Program

The Compadre Helper Program is a peer counseling course designed to provide incarcerated individuals with the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to help their peers and themselves cope with the psychological aspect of personal development based on Maslow’s self-actualizing philosophy. This program is offered in English and Spanish.

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.

Culinary Arts

Students are instructed in baking bread and pastry, preparing all types of foods, kitchen sanitation and the proper procedures and techniques used in serving food. The goals of this course are to provide students with entry level skills in the food trades.

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.

Family Reunion Program

The Family Reunion Program (FRP) 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.

Incarcerated Veterans Program

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

Network Program

The Network Program is designed to promote the positive involvement of participants in an environment that focuses on their successful community reentry. The goal of this program is to assist individuals in learning cooperative work and leadership skills, while demonstrating responsible behaviors before returning home.

Rising Hope Inc. Program In Ministry and Human Services

The Certificate in Ministry and Human Services is a one-year program taught by community volunteers and under the coordination of Rising Hope, Inc. The goal of the certificate program is to provide incarcerated individuals the opportunity to take post-secondary level courses.

Sex Offender Counseling and Treatment Program

The Sex Offender Counseling and Treatment Program (SOCTP) is a comprehensive program of counseling and treatment offered by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for convicted sex offenders and other offenders the Department identifies as likely to benefit from sex offender counseling and treatment based upon a study of their background.


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.

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Careers at Woodbourne 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 Woodbourne Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.