All About the Great Meadow Correctional Facility

Connect With an Inmate All About the Great Meadow Correctional Facility

How to Quickly Connect With Inmates Located at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

The Great Meadow Correctional Facility (also known as Comstock Correctional Facility) is located in Comstock, New York, and serves Washington County. It's a maximum-security men's prison, enclosed by a wall that spans over 21 acres of land. Despite this intimidating structure, Great Meadow Correctional Facility offers many counseling services and educational programs for its inmates.

There are also a lot of opportunities for inmate visitation, and you can even have prisoner pen pals inside this facility. While writing letters to inmates is highly encouraged, many people don't know how to send mail to their loved ones. Make your connections faster with DoNotPay.

Great Meadow Correctional Facility Contact Information

The Great Meadow Correctional Facility was one of the first men's prisons in the state, constructed in 1911. Correctional facilities are usually named after their city locations, so no one knows how this one got its name.

To find a prisoner at this facility, here are your contact options:

Physical AddressGreat Meadow Correctional Facility

11739 State Route 22

Comstock, New York 12821

Inmate Mailing AddressInmate Name, DOC Number

Great Meadow Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 51

Comstock, New York 12821-0051

Phone Number(518) 639-5516
Websitehttps://doccs.ny.gov/location/great-meadow-correctional-facility

How to Reach a Loved One at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

The Great Meadow Correctional Facility lets you send money and personal letters to inmates, as well as visit them. However, if you don't follow the rules closely, your visitation rights could be revoked. Every correctional facility also has its own rules about what can be mailed to its prisoners.

When Can I Visit an Inmate?

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you can visit most inmates on any day of the week. Weekend visits are rotated based on the alphabetical order of the prisoners' last names. It's recommended that you call ahead to see where your loved one is placed on the rotation schedule.

Special Housing Unit (SHU) inmates can only have one visitation per week, with two-weekend visits each month. Up to three visitors and one child (a minor five years old or below) can visit the inmate, depending on the day.

Can I Call an Inmate?

You can't directly call a Great Meadows Correctional Facility inmate, but you can accept an outgoing call from an inmate. In order to receive those calls, you need to make a Securus account online first.

What Can I Send in the Mail?

Direct mail is greatly appreciated by inmates: it's often the only way that they can get exposure to the outside world. Here are the types of acceptable content for packages and envelopes:

  • A personal letter–This letter can be up to five pages long and include photographs.
  • Money to an inmate through JPAY or MoneyGram.
  • Food items. Keep in mind that inmates at Great Meadow can only receive two food packages per calendar year.
  • Tobacco products
  • Recreational items, like board games or tennis balls
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing
  • Educational and creative supplies
  • Bed linens
  • Religious attire

Is There Anything I Cannot Send to an Inmate?

A letter or package may be returned or destroyed if it contains:

  • Clothing of certain colors and materials
  • Dice
  • Food utensils made from anything other than plastic
  • Alcohol
  • Hemp oil
  • Skin tanners
  • Any glass containers
  • Nude photographs

With so many restrictions on packages, a letter seems like your best option. However, your letter can still be thrown away if it contains a postage stamp or a Polaroid. DoNotPay is the safer and most effective way of sending letters to an inmate.

Connect With Any Prisoner Using DoNotPay 

Our Connect With an Inmate product is a simple way to reach anyone serving time in the Great Meadow Correctional Facility. You can locate your incarcerated friends, send letters, and even set up a virtual mailbox. Even if you don't know where to start, anyone can follow these five easy steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

     

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

     

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

     

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

     

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