Woodbourne Correctional Facility

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Woodbourne Correctional Facility
Woodbourne Jail.JPG
Location99 Prison Road
Woodbourne, New York
Security classmedium
Managed byNew York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Woodbourne Correctional Facility is a medium security men's prison operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in Woodbourne, New York of Sullivan County. It is located on the same tract of land as maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility.

The prison opened in 1933, designed by Alfred Hopkins, an estate architect with a sideline in prisons such as Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Hopkins also designed Wallkill Correctional Facility and Coxsackie Correctional Facility for the state. [1]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Juvenile murderer Willie Bosket, serving three consecutive sentences of 25 years to life for offenses committed while in the Shawangunk Correctional Facility and at Woodbourne. Bosket was housed in a specially-constructed plexiglass-lined cell in complete isolation but is no longer at Woodbourne.[2][3]
  • Rapper Shyne of New York City served a 10-year sentence in The Woodbourne Facility after being convicted of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment


  1. ^ Joseph F., Spillane (9 May 2014). Coxsackie: The Life and Death of Prison Reform. JHU Press. p. 48. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  2. ^ "All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence". Booknotes. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ Judge, Phoebe. "Willie Bosket". This is Criminal.

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Coordinates: 41°45′14″N 74°35′35″W / 41.75389°N 74.59306°W / 41.75389; -74.59306