Queensboro Correctional Facility is classified as a minimum-security correctional facility and is located in Long Island City in Queens County. Queensboro first opened in 1975 as a medium-security prison and is now a minimum-security facility for inmates who have only a short time before they are released to parole supervision. This facility is used for the general confinement of males 16 years of age or older, and has the capacity to house 424 inmates in barracks-style housing units on the top two floors of its six-story building. Queensboro’s program curriculum is tightly scheduled, fast-paced and intensive. It covers a wide range of community integration issues and offers Re-entry Services. Inmates are enrolled in an 18-session program of classes under the direction of an assigned counselor focusing on basic life skills and critical re-entry issues. The principal objectives of the Re-entry Services Program are to provide inmates having 90 days or less to serve with an opportunity to finalize their release plans, to work toward family and community reintegration, and to strive for an orderly transition back into society. In addition, inmates in the program are prepared by representatives from both public and private sectors to make use of those resources upon release.


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