Wende Correctional Facility

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Wende Correctional Facility
Location3040 Wende Road
Alden, New York
Statusopen
Security classmaximum/supermax
Capacity961
Opened1923 (as county jail)
1983 (as state prison)
Managed byNew York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Wende Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison located in Town of Alden in Erie County, New York, east of Buffalo. The prison is named for this region of Alden; the prison was formerly the site of a county jail operated by Erie County, New York, and sold to the state to further its need for a maximum security state prison. The Erie County Correctional Facility was built adjacent to Wende.

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Coordinates: 42°55′49″N 78°32′32″W / 42.93036°N 78.54221°W / 42.93036; -78.54221