Downstate Correctional Facility – New York

Do you know someone in Downstate Correctional Facility? Downstate Correctional Facility is a correctional institution in the New York state prison system. This site gives you about anything you might want to know about Downstate Correctional Facility,such as: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Downstate Correctional Facility. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

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

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Downstate Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to someone there, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you send something to an inmate to learn how to correctly address the package or letter, and use the right protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct steps, it could get sent back.

Downstate Correctional Facility
P.O. Box F
NY, 12524

Street Address / Prison location


Downstate Correctional Facility
121 Red Schoolhouse Road P.O. Box 445
Fishkill NY, 12524-0445

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate at Downstate Correctional Facility.

Downstate Correctional Facility
121 Red Schoolhouse Road P.O. Box 445
Fishkill NY, 12524-0445


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call inmates, but, there are some times when it is necessary to know the phone number to the facility.

Downstate Correctional Facility prisoners can sometimes make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are cases when it is helpful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for Downstate Correctional Facility. You can’t email inmates at this email. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Downstate Correctional Facility you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Downstate Correctional Facility employees will open and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor any problems regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

Downstate Correctional Facility
P.O. Box F
NY, 12524

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add funds into these accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money through the postal service and must send those funds to the address below and follow the policies written below:

The money have to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have correct prisoner information provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to different prisons around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an Downstate Correctional Facility inmate.
Inmate Search

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

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Downstate Correctional Facility, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each state prison has their own policies for visitation and these policies change regularly. The information listed below could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check Downstate Correctional Facility’s site to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued picture I.D. is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check out the official prison website because this information is changed all the time:

  • 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

Information about Downstate Correctional Facility prison records to be added later.

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

Information about Downstate Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

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


Info about New York parole process will be posted ASAP.

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 will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life coming.

  • 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 news section will be posted ASAP.


A Downstate Correctional Facility photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to:

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The official 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have 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 about all about it

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Family Resources

More information about Downstate Correctional Facility inmate family resources to be added later.


A section with the history of Downstate Correctional Facility to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Downstate 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

Downstate Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Downstate Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time at Downstate Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this correctional facility?

If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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  1. Elizabeth R. says:

    Downstate correctional facility is the most unprofessional place I have seen in my life. I came for a visit only to get treated like an animal. CO’s seem to have no sort of respect for you. They talk to you like you’re trash. You can speak to them kindly and they will ignore you. Since I lost my PA ID, I registered for a new one. I just received this ID on September 21, 2017 and today is October 7,2017 and they did not accept my ID. I arrived here at 10am and they called me in at 1:30pm mind you visititation ends at 3pm and when they call me, they claim that a brand new PA license was not going through in the system. I asked to speak to sergeant, CO did not want to call him, I had to keep asking and when he comes he did nothing to help me. I drove 3 hours to come visit my brother and I have a brand new PA license, it is not my fault their system is not updated and they didn’t even try on a different com. I’m sick to my stomach how disgusting those CO’s are. I don’t understand why would the state hired people that have no type of respect for others. I will write a complaint everywhere.

  2. Pat Tino says:

    Write on girl, I lived there on more then one occasion and think you are treated bad, that uniform and badge goes directly to there little pea brains and for whatever the reason, 99.8% of them think they are so tough…enough said, they got a shit job so they act like shit because that’s what their mothers thought them.

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