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Upstate New York Prisons & Adirondack Correctional Facilities Directory

New York State Department of Corrections Resource Guide & Employment Information



Candidates must be 21 years of age on or before the date of their appointment Correction Officer positions are located throughout New York State in various facilities of the NYS Department of Correctional Services.

As a Correction Officer, under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities and Correctional Camps. You would supervise the movement and activities of inmates; make periodic rounds of assigned areas; conduct searches for contraband; maintain order within the facility; and prepare reports as necessary. You would advise inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility and assist them in resolving problems. You would have a high degree of responsibility for your actions and decisions. You may also be required to carry firearms in the performance of certain duties and to perform other related work as required.

The majority of jobs in the New York State Department of Correctional Services are filled by Correction Officers, who are required to pass a written Civil Service exam and undergo extensive medical, psychological, and background checks. Correction Officer positions are located throughout New York State in various facilities of the Department of Correctional Services. Correction Officers are responsible for the custody and security as well as the safety and well being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities.

Most correctional officers are employed in large regional jails or State and Federal prisons, watching over the approximately one million offenders who are incarcerated in Federal and State prisons at any given time. In addition to jails and prisons, a relatively small number of correctional officers oversee individuals being held by the Immigration and Naturalization Service before they are released or deported, or they work for correctional institutions that are run by private for-profit organizations. While both jails and prisons can be dangerous places to work, prison populations are more stable than jail populations, and correctional officers in prisons know the security and custodial requirements of the prisoners with whom they are dealing.

Forensic Science

Forensic science (often shortened to forensics) is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. This may be in relation to a crime or to a civil action.
A forensic scientist is first a scientist. When he applies his scientific knowledge to assist juries, attorneys, and judges in understanding science, he is a forensic scientist. Forensic scientists are thinkers, good with details, good with putting pieces of a puzzle together, and curious. Some scientists work in laboratories and some also go out to places where crimes are committed (crime scenes). Others teach in colleges and universities.

There are six general areas of forensic science.

  • medical examiner,
  • crime laboratory analyst,
  • crime scene examiner,
  • forensic engineer
  • academic assistance – psychology
  • technical assistance

List of Adirondack Correctional Facilities

Adirondack Correctional Facility
Box 110
Ray Brook, New York 12977-0110

Altona Correctional Facility
555 Devils Den Road
Altona, New York 12910

Bare Hill Correctional Facility
Caller Box #20, Cady Road
Malone, New York 12953

Camp Gabriels
Box 100
Gabriels, New York 12939-0100

Cape Vincent Correctional Facility
Rt. 12E, Box 599
Cape Vincent, New York 13618

Cayuga Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1150
Moravia, New York 13118
Inmate Mail:
P.O. Box 1186, Zip 13118

Chateaugay Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 320, Route 11
Chateaugay, New York 12920

Clinton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000
Dannemora, New York 12929
Inmate Mail (Clinton Main):
P.O. Box 2001, Zip 12929
Inmate Mail (Clinton Annex):
P.O. Box 2002, Zip 12929

Franklin Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 10
Malone, New York 12953

Gouverneur Correctional Facility
Scotch Settlement Rd., P.O. Box 370
Gouverneur, New York 13642-0370

Hale Creek ASACTC
279 Maloney Road
Johnstown, New York 12095
Inmate Mail:
P.O. Box 950, Zip 12095

Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility
Box 276
Lyon Mountain, New York 12952-0276

Moriah Shock Incarceration Corr. Fac.
P.0. Box 999
Mineville, New York 12956-0999

Ogdensburg Correctional Facility
One Correction Way
Ogdensburg, New York 13669-2288