Fishkill Correctional Facility

Project Description

Fishkill Correctional Facility in Fishkill, New York is a medium security prison for men operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). Fishkill, located 70 miles north of New York City, was constructed in 1896 and began as the Matteawan State Hospital for the criminally insane. 
Today, Fishkill houses approximately 1800 inmates, operates as the Regional Medical Unit for southern New York’s prisons and offers a wide-range of educational programs including Pre-General Equivalency Diploma (Pre-GED), General Equivalency Diploma (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL) and the only Commercial Arts Program in a New York State prison. Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison sponsors a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management through Nyack College at the Fishkill Correctional Facility.

Some of the unique features at the Fishkill facility are their “Puppies Behind Bars” program (raising puppies to be guide dogs for the blind or service dogs for wounded soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan) and their Correctional Industries program in which inmates manufacture items such as beds, chairs and computer furniture which is sold to the local governmental agencies.
Given the age of the buildings, Koch Corporation was well suited to the task of self-performing the necessary asbestos abatement and installing the detention windows made by Hopes Windows during the recent renovation and updates that were done by the State of New York Office of General Services See our project evaluation report 2600 Fishkill Evaluation.

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Beacon, NY
Security Windows

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