by DOCCS Press Office

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 15, 2018

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
Cardinal Dolan To Visit Shawangunk Correctional Facility
Archbishop to Hold Thanksgiving Mass for Inmates
Wallkill – Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will celebrate Thanksgiving Mass at Shawangunk Correctional Facility for staff and inmates.

Shawangunk is a maximum-security correctional facility for males, housing approximately 491 inmates, with 87 inmates identifying their religion as Catholic.

Approximately 60 inmates will attend mass. Interviews will be done following the service.

WHO:
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci will be in attendance

WHEN:
Monday, November 19, 2018 – Approximately 10AM

WHERE:
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
200 Quick Road
Wallkill, New York 12589 (Ulster County)

FOR MEDIA:
Credentialed media wishing to attend must RSVP to Thomas.Mailey@doccs.ny.gov by NOON ON FRIDAY, November 16, 2018, The RSVP should include the names of those attending as well as a detailed list of equipment. Media should arrive no later than 9:00 am on Monday, November 19th with government issued photo identification. Cell phones, lap tops, iPads, Apple watches, Fitbits or any other technology with wi-fi or cellular capability are prohibited from all NYS correctional facilities. Questions concerning this event can be directed to the Public Information Office at (518) 457-8182.