Five Points Correctional Facility

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Five Points Correctional Facility
Location 6600 State Route 96
Romulus, New York
Status open
Security class maximum
Capacity 1550
Opened 2000
Managed by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Five Points Correctional Facility [1] (FPCF) is a maximum security men's prison located in Romulus, NY and operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.


The prison was built in 2000 with a capacity of 1,500 inmates, as well as a Special Housing Unit (SHU) for up to 50 inmates in disciplinary confinement. As of 2008, 71% of the inmates were convicted of a violent crime, including serial killer Lemuel Smith, and 16% of the inmates were being treated for mental health issues. FPCF's academic courses included Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Pre-General Equivalency Diploma (Pre-GED), and General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Vocational courses included appliance repair, building maintenance, cabinet making, millworking, custodial maintenance, general business, electrical trades, horticulture/ agriculture, small engine repair, masonry, and plumbing/heating. The library contained approximately 3,000 books and periodicals.

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Willie Bosket - Adult repeat offender who, in 1978, received the maximum 5-year sentence for multiple murder as a (fifteen year old) juvenile, causing New York to become the first state to change its laws so that juveniles as young as 13 could be tried as an adult for murder.
  • Lemuel Smith - Serial killer and rapist. Convicted of killing six people between 1958 and 1981, including the first ever murder (1981) of an on-duty female corrections officer by an inmate at a prison.
  • David Sweat - Transferred here after 2015 escape from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.[2]


  1. ^ "Prison Website". 
  2. ^ Stanforth, Lauren (5 July 2015). "Sweat to be placed in solitary, on suicide watch". Albany Times Union. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°42′43″N 76°50′24″W / 42.71194°N 76.84000°W / 42.71194; -76.84000