Fishkill Correctional Facility

18 Strack Drive, Beacon, New York 12508

Phone :
(845) 831-4800
Website :
Inmate Locator :
Security Level :
medium

Fishkill Correctional Facility Visiting Information:



Visitation by family and friends is encouraged and can be a positive influence during an inmate’s time in prison, as well as after the inmate’s release. Research has shown that an inmate who receives regular visitation adjusts much better once he or she is released from prison.

Directions and Mileage

Correctional facilities are sometimes hard to find and may take longer to reach than you originally anticipated. Please refer to the addresses of state correctional facilities. The DOCS website gives directions to correctional facilities from Albany, New York. Directions may also be obtained through Map Quest on the internet or by calling the correctional facility.

Who can visit

With little exception, anyone can visit an inmate, as long as it is during visiting hours, the visitor has proper identification, and the inmate agrees to the visit. Visitors are required to sign a statement indicating that they have been advised of and agree to abide by the rules and regulations regarding visiting.

Make sure you know how many visitors may visit at one time. Each facility is different. Sometimes special arrangements for extra visitors can be made through the Superintendent’s Office, with several weeks or a month’s notice. You can call the facility to find out about special arrangements.

Special Permission Visitors

The following individuals can only visit with special permission:

A person who is currently under Parole or Probation supervision.
A Department employee.
A current, active volunteer for the Department.
A current contract employee.
A person with pending or past criminal proceedings may be denied pending approval by the Superintendent.
If any of these conditions applies to you, permission should be sought by writing to the Superintendent well in advance. You must do this and receive approval before you can visit. The Superintendent may deny visiting privileges to visitors with criminal histories if they feel that the visitor’s presence could create a threat to the security and good order of the facility. Criteria to be considered shall include, but not be limited to, the purpose of the proposed visit, the former institutional adjustment of the ex-inmate, the nature of the pending criminal proceeding, and the time frame between release and the proposed visit. NOTE: In addition to the Superintendent’s approval, Probationers and Parolees also need written approval from their Probation or Parole Officer.

Visiting Days and Times

BEFORE YOU VISIT, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE VISITING SCHEDULE.

BE THERE ON THE CORRECT DAY !!!!!!!!!!

Except in cases of emergency and instances of termination, suspension, or revocation of the visitor’s privileges, the number, length and frequency of visits by each visitor will be limited only as necessary to accommodate all visitors who arrive during the scheduled visiting time.

Visiting days and times are different for each facility. They are influenced by the security level and population concerns of the facility. 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. PLEASE NOTE: Inmates designated as SHU status (Special Housing Unit) are limited to one visit per week, excluding legal visits that have been approved. Contact the facility for the specific visiting schedule.

Visiting hours vary by facility, but generally they begin at 7:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. Some may even include evening hours. Many visiting rooms become very crowded and often visitors are told they must leave because there are others waiting to get in. It is good to learn, in advance, as much as possible about the facility you are going to visit.

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

Fishkill Correctional Facility Additional information:

Snack Food Available at Visitation:

Food... there is a frozen vending machine, a sandwich machine, snack machine, 2 drink machines and 2 microwaves in the second visit room (also where the ladies bathroom is). Visit room one has a hot drink machine, 2-3 cold drink machines,snack machine, 2 sandwich machines and 3-4 microwaves. The vending machine people are always there refilling the machines (they will also give you change in $1s for larger bills if you ask). Sandwiches are l $3.50, snacks $0.50-$1, drinks 75 cents for a can or $1.35 for a bottle, usually.




Prices have increased since this posting.

Duration:

No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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23 Responses to Fishkill Correctional Facility

  1. Benjaman Garrow December 23, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    is there any way possible to get a message to my son Benjaman Garrow and let him know that his grandmother passed away today . He was very close to her and would like to know.If this is possible i would greatly appreciate it as it is very important. Thank you Yvonne Garrow 518 643 4147

    • PrisonPath December 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      Hi Benjaman,

      I would recommend contacting the prison chaplain at Fishkill Correctional Facility. The chaplains are very helpful regarding these important family concerns.

      • Yvonne Garrow December 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

        how do i get a hold of the chaplain at Fishkill Correctional Facility?

        • PrisonPath December 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

          Hi Yvonne,

          You should call the main number for the facility and request to be connected to him. The number is 845-831-4800.

  2. Yvonne Garrow December 24, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    I have tried that main number and all it does is ring and ring and ring and no one answers it. Is there another number i can call to reach somebody. Is there anyone there to answer the phone on the weekends as i have been trying for two days with no response at all. Thanks, Yvonne

    • PrisonPath December 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      Hi Yvonne,

      I just called the main number and received a response immediately. Call 845-831-4800. The recording will state that if you do not know your party’s extension, then press 0. At that point, you have a live operator.

  3. kisha cooper January 12, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    even dull a inmate in mental health can they get a visit?

    • PrisonPath January 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      Hi Kisha,

      I would recommend your contacting the facility to confirm whether you can visit your inmate

  4. Anonymous January 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    What type of hygiene product can I send through the mail, and are there restrictions. I would like to send books as well is this allowed?

    • PrisonPath January 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      Hi,

      Click the link to the website for Fishkill for additional information. You can usually send books, but the books have to come directly from the publisher or from a merchant such as Amazon. You can purchase used books online from Barnes and Noble and Amazon for $5-6 each which includes shipping. The books are in good condition and you can save quite money.

  5. John C. Nesom February 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I am wondering if you can help me with information on a relation of mine that I have doing reseatch on. His name is Thomas Killackey and he worked at the facility in 1900 by the 1900 Census of Fishkill, Dutches County.He was single at that time, but did find out that he had two sons born in New York.One son Robert died in Sault Sainte Marie Michigan at the age of 17.
    Is it at all possible that you would have any records on file of him. Hope You can help.

    Thank You

    John C. Nesom
    johncnesom@shaw.ca

    • PrisonPath February 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

      Dear John,

      prisonpath.com is a private web site that provides information about prisons to inmate’s families and the general public. Since we are not connected in any way to the facility, we would not have any prison records including past employment. I would recommend your calling directly the prison.

  6. PrisonPath March 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    In response to the many questions about telephone communications with your loved one locked up in New York state prisons, please note the following:

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    The Department’s “Call-Home” program allows inmates to make phone calls as a way to maintain contact with family and friends. The inmate may only call you collect. This means you will have to pay for the call.

    An inmate is only permitted to call persons on their approved telephone list and may only have up to 15 telephone numbers on their approved list at any time. Phone numbers may only be added or deleted at the request of the inmate. This is generally done on a quarterly basis when the inmate meets with his or her assigned Correction Counselor. If, however, you do not wish to receive telephone calls from an inmate, you need to notify the facility, in writing, and your name will be entered on the inmate’s Negative Correspondence and Telephone List. The inmate will be immediately notified in writing that you have been removed from his/her “Telephone List” and that disciplinary action may be taken if the telephone is used in any manner to contact you. In addition, your telephone number will be removed from the telephone system.

    According to the type of facility, inmates are generally permitted to make phone calls every day, including holidays, between the hours of 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. A schedule for phone calls will be established. Calls will automatically be terminated when the facility specific time limit has been reached, preceded by a warning. No call shall exceed 30 minutes. When other inmates are waiting to place calls, a 10 minute limit may be imposed.

    PROHIBITED CALLS: The following rules are some of the restrictions you should be aware of regarding calls made by inmates:

    No inmate may place a telephone call to the residence of a victim of the crime(s) for which he / she has been convicted, or is presently under indictment, regardless of whether immediate family members maintain the same residence, unless prior written authorization has been received from the Superintendent.

    No inmate may call the phone number of any person listed on a court Order of Protection which prohibits telephone communication, unless the order specifically states that the inmate is not prohibited from communication by phone with another person at that same phone number.

    Inmates are prohibited from making telephone calls for the purpose of harassing or intimidating any person. Staff and inmates are advised that such telephone calls may violate Federal and/or State laws. Facility Superintendents shall report serious and/or continuing telephone calls of this nature to the proper law enforcement authorities.

    Inmate telephone calls and telephone conversations are restricted to the telephone number dialed or otherwise placed by or for the inmate. Telephone call forwarding, third party phone calls, and calls to 1-800 numbers are prohibited. Inmates are also prohibited from placing calls to wireless communication devices (i.e., cellular or PCS phone, pagers, etc.). Inmates will be subject to disciplinary action should they violate these rules.

    PLEASE NOTE: All inmate telephone conversations are subject to electronic monitoring and/or recording by Department personnel.

  7. Felicia April 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Is their anyway I can find out my brothers DIN or I.d Pin to find out if he is located in jail

    • PrisonPath April 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      Hi Felicia,

      Try this link.

  8. lilly July 8, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    Is there any way to get information on an co who is out of her mind does not know rules and regulations that she is to follow and has harrassed people I have heard her first hand and also how can I find out if anyone else has had the same problems with her

  9. jackie July 15, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I just called the # and I pressed 0 as you stated needed to be done and no one picked up the phone.

  10. robert miller September 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    What are your visiting hours on a saturday?

    • PrisonPath September 24, 2013 at 3:01 am #

      Hi Robert,

      Please note the following information about visitation at Fishkill Correctional Facility.

      BEFORE YOU VISIT, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE VISITING SCHEDULE.

      BE THERE ON THE CORRECT DAY !!!

      Except in cases of emergency and instances of termination, suspension, or revocation of the visitor’s privileges, the number, length and frequency of visits by each visitor will be limited only as necessary to accommodate all visitors who arrive during the scheduled visiting time.

      Visiting days and times are different for each facility. They are influenced by the security level and population concerns of the facility. 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 offender’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 offenders in restriction units only. Shock Incarceration offenders have visiting every other weekend.

      PLEASE NOTE: Offenders designated as SHU status (Special Housing Unit) are limited to one visit per week, excluding legal visits that have been approved. Contact the facility for the specific visiting schedule.

      Visiting hours vary by facility. Some may even include evening hours. Many visiting rooms become very crowded and often visitors are told they must leave because there are others waiting to get in. It is good to learn, in advance, as much as possible about the facility you are going to visit. Contact the facility prior to your initial visit to determine the visiting policy.

  11. Lucy December 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    will the facility be open on x-mas day for visits?

    • PrisonPath December 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Hi Lucy,

      We recommend calling the facility directly to confirm holiday visitation schedule.

  12. Anthony August 28, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    I had a cousin by the name of Paul Valentino
    Who was an inmate there. Can you please send me information
    You may have on him?

    • PrisonPath September 1, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

      Hi Anthony,

      prisonpath.com is a private web site that provides information about prisons and jails, but is not part of or connected in any manner to any government entity. We recommend that you contact directly the facility. You can use the inmate locator to see if your cousin is incarcerated at the facility.

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