Shawangunk Correctional Facility

Shawangunk Correctional Facility New York

Shawangunk Correctional Facility

Physical Address:
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
200 Quick Road
Wallkill, New York 12589-0750

Administrator:  Joseph Smith

(845) 895-2081

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 700
Wallkill, New York 12589

Shawangunk Correctional Facility Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters and photos (no polaroids are allowed do not send nude or sexually suggestive photos).  Click here to read the directive on sending packages to an inmate.  When sending correspondence be sure to include the inmates name and ID number as the mailing address above shows.  Be sure you do not mark the envelope or letter in any way, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned.  DO NOT SEND STAMPS OR BLANK PAPER.  Inmates can receive no more then 5 pages at a time through the mail.  Do not send a letter from someone else, with the exception of a letter from a child.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in New York

Family and friends may send money to an inmate by United States Postal Money Order.  The money order must be made payable to the inmates full committed name and DIN.  Send completed legible money order to the inmate mailing address above.

For more information on sending funds to an inmate in a New York penitentiary read the family guide for inmate accounts here.

Visiting an Inmate at Shawangunk Correctional Facility

The New York department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a positive influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.

Visiting days and times vary from facility to facility.  They are influenced by the security level and population concerns. At many facilities, you may only visit on certain days of the week, for example, by last name (A-L) (M-Z) or by the inmate’s DIN. As a general rule, maximum security facilities have visiting on a daily basis.
Medium and minimum security facilities have visiting on weekends and holidays.
Work Release facilities have visiting for inmates in restriction units only.
Shock Incarceration inmates have visiting every other weekend.

You should always contact the facility for the specific visiting schedule prior to visiting.

Generally visitation begins at 7:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm, but you will not be admitted to visitation if you arrive 2:30pm or later. Some may even include evening hours. Many visiting rooms become very crowded and often visitors are required to end visitation early as there are others waiting to get in.

Contact the facility prior to your initial visit to determine the visiting policy.

Visiting Hours are as follows:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-2pm, Same hours for the weekend but visitors may only come Saturday or Sunday, not both.

To read the New York inmate visitation guidelines click here.

How to do an inmate search in New York

Want to find inmate information for an offender in New York? Search for an inmate and access all available information here.


Abuse of an inmate

My nephew has written to me and told me hes being harassed by the correction officers and I am concerned for his safety. how can I proceed

BPRichfield's picture

re: Staff Harrassing an inmate

Inmates have a formal grievance process where they can file a complaint with a supervisor at any time.  Be warned though, some inmates have complained that it has made the harassment worse.  Unfortunately there is not much that you can do from the outside besides document anything that you believe to be harassment or illegal.

ECasey99's picture

Calling inmates at Shawangunk

Anyone know what company, or how one sets up to receive or make calls to an inmate?

its called

v-connect...look for it on web.