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The Gowanda Correctional Facility is a medium security prison for males located in New York, United States. The prison is located in the south part of Erie County in the Town of Collins. It is co-located with the Collins Correctional Facility, another medium security prison. Both prisons are located north of Village of Gowanda at the southern end of Erie County.
The grounds and buildings of both the Gowanda Correctional Facility and the Collins Correctional Facility were formerly the Gowanda Psychiatric Center which opened in 1898. In 1982, 40% of the original 500 acres of the Gowanda Psychiatric Center was utilized for the Collins Correctional Facility. The Gowanda Correctional Facility was built using the remaining acreage and opened its doors in 1994. The two prisons are separated by a fence and are administered independently. Gowanda Correctional Facility houses over 1100 inmates and features one of the largest sex offender counseling programs of the New York State prison systems.
P.O. Box 350, South Road
Gowanda, New York 14070-0350
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