Wende Correctional Facility

Counties Served

3040 Wende Road
Alden, NY 14004-1187
United States


Wende Correctional Facility is a maximum security level facility for males.


Every facility has a variety of programs to help incarcerated individuals, which can include: 

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Anger Management Programs
  • Educational/Vocational Programs
  • Family Development Programs
  • Guidance and Counseling Services
  • Library and Law Library Services 
  • Recreational Programs
  • Religious Services
  • Sex Offender Treatment Programs
  • Temporary Release Programs
  • Trauma Programs
  • Transitional Services Programs
  • Veterans Services
  • Volunteer Services and Programs


Learn more about our facility programs


Visitation information effective 1/5/2022

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Visiting Days: Daily (including weekends)

Visiting Hours: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Latest arrival time 2:15PM)

Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours: Visitation for incarcerated individuals in SHU custody is based on Directive 4933 and P.I.M.S. level.

RMU Visitation: RMU incarcerated individuals will only be allowed visits if they are able to ambulate to Visit Room A or Visit Room B.

Visitation Schedule: Weekday visitation is on a first come, first serve basis.  Weekend visitation will run Saturday A-L, Sunday M-Z, then alternate each weekend (i.e. Saturday M-Z, Sunday A-L). See attached schedule.

2022 Visitation Schedule

Maximum Number of Visits per Week:   Opportunity for two (2) weekend visits per month.  No limit on number of weekday visits.

Maximum Number of Visitors per Visit:   Three (3) visitors and one (1) child under the age of five (5) will be allowed to visit. The child must sit on an adult’s lap.

Visiting Room Overcrowding Policy:    In the event that space considerations require termination of visits, the following procedure will be followed:

1) Request voluntary termination from any visitor first.

2) If no volunteers, those visitors who arrived first will be asked to leave.

*Visit termination due to crowding will be after 2 hours with first in, first out.

Special Considerations: All visitors will report to the Visit Hospitality Center for the health screening. Visitors will be issued a numbered pass upon arrival. Mask use is required.

For additional visitation information, please visit the DOCCS Visitors Page

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